Art and Architecture in Europe 1250-1400 – Reading List

Art and Architecture in Europe 1250-1400 – Reading List

Introductory Bibliography:

D.Waley, Later Medieval
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D.Abulafia et al., Church and City 1000-1500 (1992)
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This volume of essays is intended as a tribute to the distinguished medieval historian Christopher Brooke. It addresses new questions in areas of medieval history which Professor Brooke has made his own: urban life and religious life. The fourteen essays explore the coexistence of religious ideas and ecclesiastical institutions with urban practices and townspeople. They span five hundred years of the history of western Christendom, ranging from Magdeburg to Majorca, and from Cambridge to Cluny. The essays break new ground in a number of areas in medieval history: in economic history, the history of ideas, and the history of religious institutions. The contributors have been attuned throughout to the complex interactions of groups and ideas within urban space. The book also contains a bibliography of Christopher Brooke ‘s writings and an appreciation of his work.

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R.N.Swanson, Religion and Devotion in Europe c.1215-c.1515 (Cambridge, 1995)
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D.Abulafia et al., Church and City 1000-1500 (1992)
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This volume of essays is intended as a tribute to the distinguished medieval historian Christopher Brooke. It addresses new questions in areas of medieval history which Professor Brooke has made his own: urban life and religious life. The fourteen essays explore the coexistence of religious ideas and ecclesiastical institutions with urban practices and townspeople. They span five hundred years of the history of western Christendom, ranging from Magdeburg to Majorca, and from Cambridge to Cluny. The essays break new ground in a number of areas in medieval history: in economic history, the history of ideas, and the history of religious institutions. The contributors have been attuned throughout to the complex interactions of groups and ideas within urban space. The book also contains a bibliography of Christopher Brooke ‘s writings and an appreciation of his work.

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R.N.Swanson, Religion and Devotion in Europe c.1215-c.1515 (Cambridge, 1995)
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This is the first one – volume survey in English of religion and devotion in Europe between the fourth and fifth Lateran councils. It provides essential background for a proper appreciation of medieval western society. After an outline of the basic beliefs of catholicism in the period, there follows a series of thematic chapters which detail and analyse the nature and significance of various manifestations of religious concern. Underlying the discussion are basic questions about the format of medieval religious experience, ranging from the nature of authority to the relationship between priests and laity, and how far it is actually possible to talk of a monolithic catholicism. The book also responds to recent historiographical debates, about whether there was a divorce between ‘elite’ and ‘popular’ religion, whether medieval catholicism was deep rooted or superficial, and the relationship between catholicism and other Christianities and non – Christian faiths.

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G.Zarnecki, Art of the Medieval
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R.Toman ed.,
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F.Deuchler, Gothic Art (London, 1973)
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Part of a series, which describes the social, political, religious and intellectual climate in which the visual arts developed in a particular period, this book, is a historical and analytical survey of the styles of the Gothic era which flourished in western and central Europe from the mid 12 to the end of the 15. They grew out of Romanesque forms but were more directed by aethetic judgements than by religious formulas. New directions in architetcure allowed for structural exaggeration and the widespread introduction of stone tracery and glass screens. Later on, decorative detail seemed to exist independently of structural elements. The book includes information on book illuminations and woodcuts as well as the better – known gothic architecture with its structurally exaggerated and highly decorated features.

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J.White, Art and Architecture in Italy 1250-1400 (New Haven and London, Pelican History of Art series, 1987)
ISBN: 03000558540300055854

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The 14 in Italian art is a very rich one, and Professor White ‘s book gives architecture equal weight with painting and sculpture. The story of the Gothic style and the prehistory of the Renaissance is given: all the facts are related, but also the works of art are described with insight and for their own sakes, and not simply as data for fitting into schemes and theories. Among the great names are those of Arnolfo di Cambio, the Pisani, Cavallini, Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and the Lorenzetti; among the buildings S. Croce, S….

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V.Sekules, Medieval Art (Oxford History of Art Series, Oxford, 2001)
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N.Coldstream, Medieval Architecture (Oxford History of Art Series, Oxford, 2002)
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E.Welch, Art and Society in Italy 1350-1500 (Oxford, Oxford History of Art series, 1997)
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D.Norman ed., Siena, Florence and Padua. Art, Society and Religion 1280-1400 2 vols. (New Haven and London, 1995)
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D.Norman, Siena and the Virgin. Art and Politics in a late Medieval City State (New Haven and London, 1995)
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C.Wilson, The Gothic
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R.G.Calkins, Medieval Architecture in Western Europe from AD 300 to 1500 (Oxford, 1998)
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J.Bony, French Gothic Architecture of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries (California, 1983)
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P.Williamson, Gothic Sculpture 1140-1300 (New Haven & London, Pelican History of Art series, 1995).
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W.Sauerlander, Gothic Sculpture in France 1140-1270 (London, 1972).
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J.Pope-Hennessy, Italian Gothic Sculpture (1st edition 1955; Oxford, 1986).
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F.Ames-Lewis, Tuscan Marble Carving 1250-1350 (Aldershot 1997)
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L.F Jacobs, Early Netherlandish Carved Altarpieces 1350-1550. Medieval Tastes and Mass Marketing (Cambridge 1998)
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J.Dunkerton et al. Giotto to
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J.J.Alexander, Medieval Illuminators and their Methods of Work (New Haven and London, 1992)
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E.Borsook & F.S. Gioffredi eds., Italian Altarpieces 1250-
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H van Os, The Art of Devotion in the Late Middle Ages in Europe 1300-1500 (London and Amsterdam, 1994)
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