The Art of the Middle Ages
By (author) Janetta Rebold Benton
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Art of the Middle Ages by Janetta Rebold Benton
Book DescriptionThis comprehensive and authoritative study of medieval visual arts in Europe covers the period from Early Christian and Byzantine, through 'Barbarian', Carolingian and Ottonian, to Romanesque and Gothic. Architecture, painting, sculpture and the decorative arts are all vividly discussed and richly illustrated. Benton covers topics ranging from great cathedrals, monasteries and churches to alterpieces, reliquaries, gargoyles and carvings. Of particular interest are sections on secular and ecclesiastical clothing, armour, textiles, domestic architecture and the medieval social structure. The author also describes the techniques used by medieval artists in fresco and mural painting, enamelling, manuscript illumination, stained glass production and tapestry weaving.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500203507
(210mm x 150mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Janetta Rebold Benton
Medieval Mischief, Wit and Humour in the Art of the Middle Ages, Hardback (March 2004)
This collection of some of the most delightful examples of medieval visual humour will amuse and entertain anyone with a sense of the ridiculous.
Holy Terrors, Hardback (May 1997)» View all books by Janetta Rebold Benton
The introduction to this text presents the history, construction and purpose of the medieval gargoyle. The chapters that follow are devoted to the gargoyles in human, animal, and grotesque form and the carvings are considered in the context of medieval life. A guide to gargoyle sites is included.
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Author Biography - Janetta Rebold Benton
Janetta Rebold Benton is Professor of Art History at Pace University. She is a well-known lecturer on medieval art, and has written widely on the subject. Among her previous books are The Medieval Menagerie: Animals in the Art of the Middle Ages, Holy Terrors: Gargoyles on Medieval Buildings and Arts and Culture.
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