Medals and Plaquettes in the Ulrich Middeldorf Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum

Medals and Plaquettes in the Ulrich Middeldorf Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum : 15th to 20th Centuries

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Spanning six centuries and seven countries, the Middeldorf Collection-assembled by the late eminent art historian Ulrich Middeldorf-provides an extraordinary overview of major personalities and of political, social, cultural, and religious events as depicted in more than 350 medals and plaquettes. Illustrated in full color and accompanied by extensive documentation are commemorations of kings, queens, emperors, poets, composers, physicians, artists, inventors, popes, cardinals, and bishops. Papal annual and jubilee medals and delightful French reliefs from the Belle Epoque complement medals from the eras of Louis XIV and XV, Napoleon, and the Risorgimento. Highlights of the collection are Italian medals from the 17th century and later-periods that until recently have received little scholarly attention.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 238 x 312 x 26mm | 1,642g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 670 color illus., 20 b&w illus.
  • 0253001161
  • 9780253001160
  • 2,092,095

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"A truly superb piece of diligent and meticulous scholarship that significantly advances the knowledge and discourse about its famous field." -Douglas Lewis, Curator Emeritus of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, National Gallery of Art
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About Arne R. Flaten

Arne R. Flaten is Associate Professor of Art History at Coastal Carolina University. He is co-founder and co-director of Ashes2Art: Digital Reconstructions of Ancient Monuments and of the Digital Jazz Manuscripts Archive. He is editor (with Charles Rosenberg) of a special issue of The Medal.
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Table of contents

Forewords: Michael A. McRobbie Karen Hanson Bruce Cole Adelheid M. Gealt AcknowledgmentsUlrich Middeldorf (1901-1983)Introduction Catalogue: Medals Italy Fifteenth Century Sixteenth Century Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Nineteenth Century Twentieth Century France Seventeenth Century Eighteenth Century Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries Switzerland Germany Austria Netherlands England United States Plaquettes Italy Sixteenth Century SeventeenthNineteenth Centuries Germany SpainBibliographyIndex of ArtistsIndex of SubjectsIndex of Inscriptions
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