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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780500203507
ISBN-10: 0500203504
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 25mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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