Early Medieval Art by Lawrence NeesEarly Medieval Art by Lawrence Nees

Early Medieval Art

byLawrence Nees

Paperback | April 15, 2002

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The first millennium saw a rich and distinctive artistic tradition form in Europe. While books had long been central to the Christian religious tradition, education, and culture, they now became an important artistic medium, sometimes decorated with brilliant colours and precious metals.Lawrence Nees explores issues of artist patronage, craftsmanship, holy men and women, monasteries, secular courts, and the expressive and educational roles of artistic creation. He discusses early Christian art within the late Roman tradition, and the arts of the newly established kingdoms ofnorthern Europe not as opposites, but as different aspects of a larger historical situation. This approach reveals the onset of an exciting new visual relationship between the church and the populace throughout medieval Europe, restoring a previously marginalized subject to a central status in ourartistic and cultural heritage.
Lawrence Nees is Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware, where he has taught since 1978. He is the author of 'The Gundohinus Gospels' (Cambridge, Mass., 1987), 'A Tainted Mantle: Hercules and the Classical Tradition at the Carolingian Court' (Philadelphia, 1991), and editor of 'Approaches to Early Med...
Title:Early Medieval ArtFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192842439

ISBN - 13:9780192842435

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great introduction to early medieval art This book is a great introduction to this topic and good for any beginner who doesn't have the background knowledge in art history. It was a great complement to the art history course I took at school.
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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Roman Language of Art2. Earliest Christian Art3. Conversion4. Art for Aristocrats5. Endings and Beginnings6. Craftsmanship and Artistry7. Saints and Holy Places8. Holy Images9. Word and Image10. Art at the Court11. Expressive and Didactic Images12. Towards a New AgeConclusionNotesTimelineFurther ReadingMuseums and WebsitesList of IllustrationsIndex