Medieval World: the Walters Art Museum
The Medieval World presents some of the most important aspects of medieval art, through nearly 150 objects from one of the richest collections of medieval art in the United States, the Walters Art Museum. It features superb examples of sculpture and carvings, metal and enamel work, stained glass, jewellery and illuminated manuscripts, ranging in date from the Romanesque and early Byzantine period to the late Gothic and early Renaissance period. Divided into thematic chapters, such as the classical tradition and artistic process in the Middle Ages, the concept of space and heaven, saints and relics, and earthly possessions, each of these is generously illustrated with artworks, special feature boxes, details and other comparative images. A wonderfully written and illustrated introduction to the subject of Medieval art and society, The Medieval World also features an extensive checklist, bibliography and index.
- Hardback | 208 pages
- 205 x 270 x 26.16mm | 1,152.12g
- 16 Oct 2011
- D Giles Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 200 colour
Table of contents
Foreword Introduction Chronology Maps 1: The Classical Tradition in Medieval Art 2: The Artistic Process in the Middle Ages 3: The Space of Heaven 4: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in the Middle Ages 5: Earthly Possessions 6: Conclusions: The Invention of the Middle Ages
"Bursting with large, high-quality color photos, it is so satisfying to hold and peruse that even this reviewer's incurably digital ten-year-old picked it up for a good half-hour browse. In its visual appeal, its accessible essays, and its broad ranging subject matter, this book will prove attractive to readers already interested in medieval culture generally as well as to those concerned with the Walters Art Museum as an institution. It also bids fair to attract its share of converts to medievalism" Pamela A. Patton, The Medieval Review "A finely illustrated general guide written in a narrative style giving just enough context for the reader to understand and appreciate the works of art before him. For the more knowledgeable reader, an annotated checklist gives full entries for each item (including provenance) and bibliographic listings for further study" Eleanor Robbins, Cassone
About Martina Bagnoli
Martina Bagnoli is the Robert and Nancy Hall associate curator and head of the department of Medieval Art at the Walters Art Museum. Her most recent publication is Prayers in Code: Books of Hours from Renaissance France (2009). Kathryn B. Gerry is Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow in the department of Medieval Art, the Walters Art Museum. She is the co-author of the exhibition catalogue Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe (2010).