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Gothic Art : Glorious Visions - 96 edition

Gothic Art : Glorious Visions (ISBN10: 0131830600; ISBN13: 9780131830608)
ISBN13: 978-0131830608
ISBN10: 0131830600

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0135701775, 978-0810927018
ISBN10: 0135701775, 0810927012

Summary: In this "introductory text to art and architecture of the Gothic period, Camille . . . examines Gothic architecture in terms of its liturgical function as a grandiose reliquary to contain holy images and relics, as a sacred image itself, as a context for sculpture and other media, and in relation to an evolving concept of transcendent light.The critical urban context of the style and its relationships to rising monarchic power and shifting religious currents are
also stressed."(Libr J)Bibliography.Index. When we look at the soaring spaces of Chartres cathedral or the shimmering pages of a gilded and painted manuscript, we are witnesses to a new kind of vision. In this radical reappraisal of Gothic art in Europe, the word "Gothic" describes not only an art style but a changing concept of space, time, and society - a new kind of perception, both visual and spiritual, in which light is of central importance. Camille shows us how the art of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries was seen in its own time and explores the way vision itself was understood. In this age of glorious painting, magnificent, intricate architecture and sculpture, and jewellike manuscript illumination, art was an expression of religious passion and earthly power, of public and private wealth; of science and learning. The new vision led to an explosion of brilliant images but had its grim side, rarely noticed by art history: the distorted representation of "others" like Jews, heretics, and lepers; a new vision not only of the marvelous, but also of the grotesque.
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Summary: In this "introductory text to art and architecture of the Gothic period, Camille . . . examines Gothic architecture in terms of its liturgical function as a grandiose reliquary to contain holy images and relics, as a sacred image itself, as a context for sculpture and other media, and in relation to an evolving concept of transcendent light.The critical urban context of the style and its relationships to rising monarchic power and shifting religious currents are also stressed."(Libr J)Bibliography.Index. When we look at the soaring spaces of Chartres cathedral or the shimmering pages of a gilded and painted manuscript, we are witnesses to a new kind of vision. In this radical reappraisal of Gothic art in Europe, the word "Gothic" describes not only an art style but a changing concept of space, time, and society - a new kind of perception, both visual and spiritual, in which light is of central importance. Camille shows us how the art of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries was seen in its own time and explores the way vision itself was understood. In this age of glorious painting, magnificent, intricate architecture and sculpture, and jewellike manuscript illumination, art was an expression of religious passion and earthly power, of public and private wealth; of science and learning. The new vision led to an explosion of brilliant images but had its grim side, rarely noticed by art history: the distorted representation of "others" like Jews, heretics, and lepers; a new vision not only of the marvelous, but also of the grotesque. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Published: 01/28/2003
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