Carolingian and Romanesque Architecture, 800 to 1200

Author: Kenneth John Conant

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300052985

Category: Architecture

Page: 522

View: 8979


Professor Conant's detailed studies of Santiago de Compostela and of the abbey church at Cluny fit him for this account of building in the period of the round arch which preceeded Gothic. In this volume he shows how, at the instigation of the monasteries during the little renaissance of Charlemagne, Roman methods of construction were revived and fused with local traditions to produce a distinctive Carolingian manner; and how such monuments as the Palatine Chapel at Aachen already contained hints of the nobler and more mature Romanesque style which was to become international. professor Conant extends his survey to cover the regions of medieval France, Spain, Portugal, the Holy Land, Italy, Germany, Northern Europe, and Britain.

History of Art

The Western Tradition

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131828957

Category: Art

Page: 1031

View: 3845


For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

Janson's Short History of Art

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Penelope J. E. Davies

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press


Category: Art

Page: 670

View: 7288


Looks at important movements and artists and discusses paintings, sculpture, photographs, and architecture.

Art a History of Painting-Sculpture-Architecture, Frederick Hartt, 1976

Art a History of Painting-Sculpture-Architecture,

Author: Harry N.Abrams, Inc

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 474

View: 4119


This book is primarily intended to be used in courses in the general history of art in colleges and universities. I believe that the nonacademic reading public interested in art also will find it useful. No one-year introduction to the history of art can possibly utilize all the material and all the illustrations offered in these two volumes. I have deliberately erred on the side of overinclusiveness in order to provide individual teachers with a wide possibility of choice, according to their own judgments of what should be presented to the beginning student. After much painful deliberation, the publishers and 1 decided to omit consideration of the art of the Far East. To do justice to the arts of China. Japan. India, and Southeast Asia in anything like their due proportion to Western art would have meant expanding these volumes beyond the limits of what is economically practicable, or else reducing the arts of East and West alike to a skeletal state. Also, to the best of our knowledge, most introductory courses do not take up Far Eastern art, but leave it for another course. It has always seemed to me that the first thing a student wants from a book of this sort is a gateway to a new and unfamiliar world. I have tried to keep this primary purpose of the book in mind in writing every page. At this juncture I look back on my increasingly remote youth with a nostalgia colored by warm gratitude to the great scholars who taught me about many of the works I describe in the following pages, and above all to Meyer Schapiro, my first teacher in the history of art. Not only did he introduce me to the fields of medieval and modern art, in which his knowledge is vast, but also he opened my eyes to the meaning of art-historical studies and to methods of art-historical thought and investigation. Here and there throughout the book Meyer Schapiro's name is mentioned, but to acknowledge my full indebtedness to his intellect, his erudition, and his imagination it should appear on every page. In my special field of Italian art. I shall always be grateful to the teaching and example of Millard Meiss in the study of Italian painting, and of Richard Krautheimer in that of Italian architecture. In innumerable ways I am grateful to other magnificent teachers now no longer living, especially to Walter W. S. Cook. Walter Friedlaender, Karl Lehmann, Richard Offner. Erwin Panofsky, George Rowley, and Rudolf Wittkower. The faith, advice, and inspiration of Bernard Berenson stood me in good stead in many a difficult moment. I am not likely to forget what I owe to the knowledge, generosity, and courage of Katherine S. Dreier. who opened to me in 1935 her pioneer collection of modern art. At this moment I think also of all my classes since I began teaching in 1939 and the host of students who have accompanied me in the exploration of the world of art. My colleagues at the University of Virginia—Malcolm Bell III for ancient art. John J. Yiannias for Byzantine and early medieval, Marion Roberts Sargent for late medieval and Northern Renaissance, Keith P. F. Moxey for Baroque, and David Winter for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—read the sections of the manuscript that pertain to their special fields, gave me the benefit of their learning and insight, caught errors of fact and interpretation, and made many crucial suggestions. I am deeply appreciative of the confidence of Harry N. Abrams for having entrusted me with the task of writing this book, and grateful to the unforgettable Milton S. Fox for starting me off on it, and to the patient Paul Anbinder for having put up with the innumerable delays in completing it. My thanks also go to Margaret Kaplan and to John P. O'Neill, who has an eagle eye in the pursuit of an error, for their invaluable editorial assistance, and to Barbara Lyons, who—with infinite labor — assembled all the illustrative materials My final debt is to Janice F. Gurley, for four years the faithful secretary of the Art Department at the University of Virginia, who typed every w ord of the manuscript in her spare time. Frederick Hartt Old Ordinary Charlottesville, Virginia May 25, 1975 The news of Professor Meiss' tragic death has reached me only after this manuscript went to press. Now I must add to my acknowledgment of lifelong indebtedness to Professor Meiss this halting expression of deep personal grief at his loss. Frederick Hartt Bergen, Norway July 6, 1975 Editor's Note: In the preparation of Volume I for publication, the editor wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Stephanie M. O'Neill, Ann Luce (captions); Thomas W. Hut (time lines); Grace Sowerwine (glossary); Neil D. Thompson (bibliography); and Nora Beeson (index). In the preparation of Volume II for publication, the editor wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Thomas W. Hut, Maryan Schachter (captions); Thomas W. Hut (time lines); Grace Sowerwine (glossary); Neil D. Thompson (bibliography); and Ellen Grand and Susan Bradford (index). The maps for both volumes were created by Rafael D. Palacios. Volume I was designed by Michael Perpich, and Volume II was designed by Nai Chang. Preparation and production were by Patrick Cunningham, Ashton Newton, Julie Bergen, and Robin Fox. John P. O'Neill, Editor

Routledge Revivals

Medieval Germany (2001): An Encyclopedia

Author: John M Jeep

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351665405


Page: N.A

View: 2797


First published in 2001, Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive guide to the German and Dutch-speaking world in the Middle Ages, from approximately C.E. 500 to 1500. It offers detailed accounts of a wide variety of aspects of medieval Germany, including language, literature, architecture, politics, warfare, medicine, philosophy and religion. In addition, this reference work includes bibliographies and citations to aid further study. This A-Z encyclopedia, featuring over 500 entries written by expert contributors, will be of key interest to students and scholars, as well as general readers.

Medieval Germany

An Encyclopedia

Author: John M. Jeep

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0824076443

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 7489


An encyclopedia covering the political, social, intellectual, religious and cultural history of the German- and Dutch-speaking medieval world, between 500 and 1500. Entries cover individuals and their deeds as well as broader historical topics.

A Basic History of Art

Author: Anthony F. Janson

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780130991355

Category: Art

Page: 695

View: 3264


For undergraduate one-semester courses in Art History, Art Appreciation, and General Humanities. Retaining the intelligence and freshness of H.W. Janson's classic original work, this unsurpassed introductory survey on the history of Western art from the ancient through modern worlds is specifically written and designed to make art history accessible and enjoyable for students. Now with a new Art History CD-ROM containing nearly 400 images in a flash card format, and an exciting new design, the Sixth Edition enhances its narrative with in-margin coverage of historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on historical events and personages, explanation of artistic processes, and boxes with history of music and theater topics.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678716X

Category: Reference

Page: 2000

View: 5763


First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Global History of Architecture

Author: Mark M. Jarzombek,Vikramaditya Prakash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470902485

Category: Architecture

Page: 864

View: 8888


Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, even architectural historians who do not teach general survey courses are likely to enjoy and appreciate it." —Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of Architecture own the territory (of world architecture), it pulls off this audacious task with panache, intelligence, and—for the most part—grace." —Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Revised and updated—the compelling history of the world's great architectural achievements Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition has been updated and revised throughout to reflect current scholarship. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and influences of architectural movements throughout history. The architectural history of the world comes to life through a unified framework for interpreting and understanding architecture, supplemented by rich drawings from the renowned Frank Ching, as well as brilliant photographs. This new Second Edition: Delivers more coverage of non-Western areas, particularly Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and Pre-Columbian America Is completely re-designed with full-color illustrations throughout Incorporates additional drawings by Professor Ching, including new maps with more information and color Meets the requirements set by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for "non-Western" architecture in history education. Offers new connections to a companion Web site, including Google EarthTM coordinates for ease of finding sites. Architecture and art enthusiasts will find A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition perpetually at their fingertips.

A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

View: 526


Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.