e-Book Building the Medieval World (Medieval Imagination) download

e-Book Building the Medieval World (Medieval Imagination) download

by Christine Sciacca

ISBN: 0712350942
ISBN13: 978-0712350945
Language: English
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division (May 1, 2010)
Pages: 96
Category: Architecture
Subategory: Photography

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This book takes medieval architecture as its theme To use contemporary illustrations to discuss "building the medieval world" is a compelling idea; as Dr. Sciacca.

This book takes medieval architecture as its theme.

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Building the Medieval World. Part of the Medieval Imagination Series). by Christine Sciacca. Some of the great and lasting achievements of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance are the architectural wonders of soaring cathedrals and grand castles and palaces. While many of these edifices survive, many more are lost, and it is within the pages of illuminated manuscripts that we often find the best record of the appearance of these amazing buildings.

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When one thinks of women in the Middle Ages, the images that often come to mind are those of damsels in distress, mystics in convents, female labourers in the field, and even women of ill repute. In reality, however, medieval conceptions of womanhood were multifaceted, and women's roles were varied and nuanced. Female stereotypes existed in the medieval world, but so too did women of power and influence.

Building the Medieval World is the fourth in the popular Medieval Imagination series of small, affordable books drawing on manuscript illumination in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library.

Book Format: Hardcover. Building the Medieval World is the fourth in the popular Medieval Imagination series of small, affordable books drawing on manuscript illumination in the collections of the J. Medieval Imagination.

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Sciacca, a curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, has compiled an entertaining and beautifully illustrated survey of manuscript pages at the Getty, focusing on what they tell about medieval architecture and construction. Written for the non-specialist, a description accompanies each manuscript painting, describing the story it tells as well as the clues it gives to medieval building. A short list of bibliography concludes the book.

Paul Binski, Medieval Death: Ritual and Representation. Paul Williamson, Medieval Ivory Carvings: Early Christian to Romanesque. Antoine de Schryver, The Prayer Book of Charles the Bold: A Study of a Flemish Masterpiece From the Burgundian Court. London: British Museum Press, 1996. Pp. 224 Plus 11 Color Plates; Black-and-White Frontispiece and Black-and-White Figures. Photography by James Stevenson. London: V&A Publishing, 2010. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008.

People encounter architecture almost every day. Whether at home or outdoors, we take its presence for granted, forgetting how literally buildings structure our lives. This close connection between architecture and daily life was also true in the Middle Ages, from castles, cathedrals and country estates to towns and rural dwellings. While numerous medieval buildings survive to the present day, many more have disappeared. Some of the best records we have, representing the greatest achievements of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, can be found in illuminated manuscripts. This highly illustrated book offers an opportunity to look in detail at medieval architecture, as it appeared in contemporary manuscripts. It will be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of buildings, and of the medieval period in particular.
This is a volume in the "Medieval Imagination" series, a joint venture of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library, which draws on their vast collections to present aspects of manuscript art thematically, using the illuminations to illustrate the discussions. There is one on real and imaginary beasts, one on pious or powerful faces, etc. This book takes medieval architecture as its theme. Its author, Christine Sciacca, is an assistant curator of manuscripts at the Getty and curator/editor of the more recent spectacular exhibition/catalogue "Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination 1300-1350" (see the review on this website). To use contemporary illustrations to discuss "building the medieval world" is a compelling idea; as Dr. Sciacca explains in her foreword, even if the manuscripts were liturgical or historical in nature, the painters almost always used scenes from their own everyday as models. Thus the Annunciation in a manuscript of the 1450s depicts the event as occurring in a decidedly 15th-century interior; the Feast of Dives in the "Spinola Hours" of ca. 1510-20 shows us approximately what an upscale dining room of the day looked like; and when an "Hours" of 1502 illustrates the Visitation, the artist has Mary and Elizabeth bumping into each other on the very identifiable street in front of the Church of San Giovaninno, just outside the Medici palazzo on the Via Gori, in "a snapshot of life in Renaissance Florence" (24). The first two of those examples come from the section "Architecture in Scripture," and the last from "Documenting Historical Buildings." Other parts deal with churches, castles, townscapes and other locales. Not all the illustrations are of actual places, of course; but even when they are architectural collages or pastiches or pure inventions, they are close-ups of medieval construction or building techniques. There are close to 100 illustrations ranging from historiated initials to inhabited marginal tracery, all well produced and in excellent color. The book has no indication that it is intended for a younger readership, but it could well serve that purpose: it is certainly not technically demanding; many of the architectural terms like "portcullis" and "crenellation" are defined as they are used; the style is generally conversational to colloquial; the layout is lively; and at ninety-six pages and about eight inches square, it's not physically formidable. But, as my own interest and entertainment proved, you don't have to be a particularly young reader to appreciate it.

A quick look at how it's done. Beautiful detailed images of buildings in the works using their then available technology. Pretty awesome when you stop to think about and more so when depicted with beautifully coloured manuscript examples. Worth every cent.

I liked it very much, covers all the things I am interested in during the Medieval period in history, as far as 'building' goes. Beautiflly illustrated in full colour, the pictures taken from manuscripts of the time, show how many buildings were actually constructed and how dangerous it must have been ! I enjoy this book and often pick it up to read or browse.

Great beautiful illustration

great addition to my scribal library

This little book draws on illustrations in Medieval illuminated manuscripts. All kinds of things appear in the margins, and this book pulls out images of construction and building.

The workmen are sometimes part of a scene, as building the Tower of Babel. No attention is paid to scale, and it is unclear if there are actual portraits, but here are techniques, tools small and large, individuals working and crews working together. It s clear that these Medieval work crews were skilled. Perhaps the illustrators saw construction as something like putting a manuscript together.

There's a world in these margins.

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