Christian Devotional Art and Practice in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance
By (author) Linda Seidel
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Pious Journeys by Linda Seidel
Book DescriptionIn their ongoing search for divinity, Western European Christians followed many different paths to a personal connection with the eternal, including the intimacies of private prayer, the spectacle of the Mass, and the veneration of saintly relics. Along the way, art objects and artifacts served as companions, guides and comforts. The essays in this catalogue consider the central role objects and images played in these spiritual journeys. They investigate imagery's critical role in the development of personal devotions, in the organization of liturgical worship, and in practices surrounding the institution of the Eucharist and the cult of saints.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780935573305
(280mm x 205mm x 9mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Linda Seidel
Legends in Limestone, Hardback (October 1999)
Whereas 12th-century pilgrims flocked to the church of St-Lazare in Autun to visit the relics of its patron saint, present-day pilgrims journey there to admire its superb sculpture, said to have been created by Gislebertus. These two cults, of sculptor and of saint, form the basis for this study.
Looking to Learn, Paperback (September 1999)
This text presents an exhibition held at the the University of Chicago. The exhibition challenges the decontextualized approach to images and learning by setting ritual, functional and intentionally aesthetic objects side by side, together with inventories and technical viewing devices.
Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait, Paperback (February 1995)» View all books by Linda Seidel
This 1993 book considers Jan Van Eyck's famous double portrait as a social record, legal document, material object, and poetic fiction.
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Author Biography - Linda Seidel
Linda Seidel is professor of art history at the University of Chicago. She is the author of "Legends in Limestone: Lazarus, Gislebertus, and the Cathedral at Autun" and coauthor with Katherine Taylor of "Looking to Learn: Visual Pedagogy at the University of Chicago," both available from the University of Chicago Press.
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