Medieval World  /  Medieval Art & Architecture
Medieval Bridges of Middle England Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781914427299
Pub Date: 26 Jan 2024
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 224 color images
Description:
Throughout history, rivers have been a hub for human settlement and have long been a key part of local livelihoods, history, and culture, as well as still playing a present-day role in providing services and leisure to people who live around them. It is no coincidence that all four of the earliest human civilizations were formed on great rivers: the Nile, Euphrates, Indus, and Yellow rivers all saw great human aggregation along them. The most ancient, and vital architectural structures linked to the use of rivers are bridges.
Burgen in umstrittenen Landschaften Cover Burgen in umstrittenen Landschaften Cover
Format: 
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9789088908682
Pub Date: 18 Dec 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 62fc
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9789088908675
Pub Date: 18 Dec 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 62fc
Description:
In ganz Europa bestimmten Burgen im hohen und späten Mittelalter die Herrschaftspraxis. Doch während dies in zahlreichen Regionen hinreichend Beachtung findet, wurde das südliche Jütland bislang weder von der Regionalgeschichts- noch von der Burgenforschung als Burgenlandschaft wahrgenommen. Dabei vermitteln Ortsnamen wie Sønderborg, Wallanlagen wie etwa in Tørning und nicht zuletzt Schlossanlagen wie Gottorf, dessen Ursprung auf eine mittelalterliche Burg zurückgeht, noch heute einen lebhaften Eindruck von der einstigen Bedeutung derartiger Anlagen.
The Cosmatesque Mosaics of Westminster Abbey Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 724
ISBN: 9781789252347
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2019
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
Westminster Abbey contains the only surviving medieval Cosmatesque mosaics outside Italy. They comprise: the ‘Great Pavement’ in the sanctuary; the pavement around the shrine of Edward the Confessor; the saint’s tomb and shrine; Henry III’s tomb; the tomb of a royal child, and some other pieces. Surprisingly, the mosaics have never before received detailed recording and analysis, either individually or as an assemblage.
Twelfth-Century Sculptural Finds at Canterbury Cathedral and the Cult of Thomas Becket Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781789252309
Pub Date: 25 May 2019
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w
Description:
This study reconstructs twelfth-century sculptural and architectural finds, found during the restoration of the Perpendicular Great Cloister of Christ Church, Canterbury, as architectural screens constructed around 1173. It proposes that the screens provided monastic privacy and controlled pilgrimage to the Altar of the Sword's Point in the Martyrdom, the site of Archbishop Thomas Becket's murder in 1170. Excavations in the 1990s discovered evidence of a twelfth-century tunnel leading to the Martyrdom under the crossing of the western transept.
Buildings of Medieval Europe Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781785709715
Pub Date: 29 Jun 2018
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 72 b/w
Description:
This volume brings together an interesting range of papers discussing medieval buildings across Europe. They provide interesting insights to life in the medieval world in several understudied areas of Europe. The papers range from Croatia and Transylvania in the east, Scandinavia in the north and Britain in the west, providing insights into areas that are rarely discussed by books published in western Europe.
Art in England Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781785702235
Pub Date: 31 Aug 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 270
Description:
Art in England fills a void in the scholarship of both English and medieval art by offering the first single volume overview of artistic movements in Medieval and Early Renaissance England. Grounded in history and using the chronology of the reign of monarchs as a structure, it is contextual and comprehensive, revealing unobserved threads of continuity, patterns of intention and unique qualities that run through English art of the medieval millennium. By placing the English movement in a European context, this book brings to light many ingenious innovations that focused studies tend not to recognize and offers a fresh look at the movement as a whole.
An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture & Anglo-Saxon & Anglo- Scandinavian Stone Sculpture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9780993033902
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2015
Imprint: Guy Points
Illustrations: 25 Black & White Illustrations 148 Colour Photographs
Description:
The aim of this book is to provide an informed introduction to the subjects so that the reader will be able to confidently recognise Anglo-Saxon church architectural features and Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian stone sculpture. The contents, including illustrations and photographs, all meticulously checked on site, are drawn from the author’s extensive research and travels over many years. Especially useful is the gazetteer section offering a selection of 127 sites providing excellent examples of the features described.
The Young Durer Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781907372513
Pub Date: 17 Oct 2013
Illustrations: 200 col illus
Description:
Accompanying a landmark exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, this book examines the remarkable drawings made by Dürer as a young man from 1490 to 1495, especially those made during his journeyman years, or Wanderjahre – considered the final part of a craftsman’s training – and a second shorter trip which immediately followed and seems to have brought the artist to Italy. These trips form the framework for the book, which focuses on the young artist’s figure studies and has at its heart the Courtauld Gallery’s double-sided drawing of a Wise Virgin and Two studies of the artist’s left leg. This superbly ambitious work serves as a springboard to explore in depth the role of drawing at this stage of Dürer’s career.
The Anglo-Saxon Church of All Saints, Brixworth, Northamptonshire Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781842175316
Pub Date: 31 May 2013
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: col illus, inc. foldouts
Description:
All Saints’ Church, Brixworth lies 7 miles north of Northampton. The core of the church is Anglo-Saxon and the research published here provides an unprecedented account of one of the most important buildings of its period surviving in England. The building of the main body of the church was towards the end of the 8th century, with a western tower, stair turret and polygonal apse added before the end of the 9th.
Renewed Life for Scottish Castles Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9781902771861
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2011
Illustrations: col illus
Description:
Castles, both ruined and occupied, are amongst the most deeply evocative buildings in the Scottish landscape. This book considers the history of the conservation and restoration of a number of those buildings against the background of what the idea of the castle has meant to Scots over the centuries. The authors draw on their extensive knowledge of castles across Scotland, as well as on their practical experience in advising on recent conservation and restoration projects.
Jean de Carpentin's Book of Hours Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781903470954
Pub Date: 27 Dec 2011
Imprint: Sam Fogg
Description:
In the 1470s, one of the most innovative artists working in Bruges illuminated a Book of Hours for Jean Carpentin, lord of Gravile and prominent citizen of Normandy. Known as the Master of the Dresden Prayer Book after one of his other masterpieces, this artist and members of his workshop enriched the pages of Carpentin’s manuscript with miniatures, historiated initials and boldly colored borders in which human figures, monsters and monkeys are framed by twisting branches of acanthus.
San Vincenzo Maggiore and its Workshops Cover
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780904152586
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2011
Series: Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome
Description:
The San Vincenzo Project began in 1980 as a collaboration with the Soprintendenza Archaeologica del Molise. Its initial focus was the small frescoed crypt of 'San Lorenzo' (later known as the Crypt Church), which was in urgent need of conservation. Over the following eighteen years, a large multidisciplinary project was undertaken involving archaeologists, historians and art historians.
St Peter's, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 944
ISBN: 9781842173251
Pub Date: 02 Aug 2011
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: col & b/w illus, foldouts, 2-part set
Description:
St Peter's, Barton-upon-Humber, is a redundant medieval church in the care of English Heritage. As a result of a major programme of research carried out between 1978 and 2007, it is now the most intensively studied parish church in the UK. Excavations between 1978 and 1984 investigated most of the interior of the building, as well as a swathe of churchyard around its exterior.
The Cistercian abbey of St Mary Graces, East Smithfield, London Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781907586026
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2011
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Description:
The abbey of St Mary Graces in East Smithfield, London, was excavated in 1983-8 as part of the Royal Mint site. Founded in 1350 by Edward III and suppressed in 1539, it was the only new Cistercian house in the 14th century and the last founded in England before the Dissolution. It was also the only Cistercian abbey established in an urban setting and was built in the immediate aftermath of the Black Death of 1348-50 on the site of one of two emergency burial grounds created in London to cope with that epidemic.
The Heritage of 'Maître Alpais' Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 62
ISBN: 9780861591824
Pub Date: 11 Nov 2010
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Illustrations: 60 col pls
Description:
Focusing on the differences and similarities between the renowned 'Alpais' Limoges ciborium, dated to c. 1200, in the Musée du Louvre, and examples in the British Museum, the National Museums of Scotland, together with two electrotype copies of the 'Alpais' ciborium in the Victoria and Albert Museum, this volume uses a cross-disciplinary approach, based on the differing specialisations of the authors (curators, scientists and conservators) to examine the group of ciboria. New and previously unpublished information, analyses and conclusions are presented that will serve to locate all the ciboria in their respective artistic and cultural context.
The Lantern Tower of Westminster Abbey 1060-2010 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781842179796
Pub Date: 20 May 2010
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: full colour illus throughout
Description:
Westminster Abbey is one of the most important and well-known medieval buildings in Europe but, despite being studied by generations of scholars, there is still much to learn about its history and architecture. The lantern over the centre of the church is a case in point. Edward the Confessor built a great tower here, which is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry.