How to Read Medieval Art
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An enlightening, accessible guide to understanding and appreciating European art from the Middle Ages How to Read Medieval Art introduces the art of the European Middle Ages through 50 notable examples from the Metropolitan Museum's collection, which is one of the most comprehensive in the world. This handsomely illustrated volume includes multi-panel altarpieces, stained glass windows, wooden sculpture, as well as manuscript illuminations, and features iconic masterworks such as the Merode Altarpiece, Unicorn Tapestries, and The Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry. Formal explorations of individual works, chosen to exemplify key ideas crucial to understanding medieval art, are accompanied by relevant information about the context in which they were created, conveying the works' visual nuances but also their broader symbolic meaning. Superb color illustrations further reveal the visual and conceptual richness of medieval art, providing the reader with a deeper understanding of the history and iconography of this pivotal era.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 205 x 266 x 11mm | 644g
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 141 color illus.
  • 1588395979
  • 9781588395979
  • 52,830

About Wendy A. Stein

Wendy A. Stein is a research associate in the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.show more

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