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Full-Text Articles in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture

The Frontispiece Miniatures Of The Stammheim Missal, Elizabeth Teviotdale Oct 1999

The Frontispiece Miniatures Of The Stammheim Missal, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

Examines the frontispiece miniatures of Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS 64, proposing that the direct reflection of the art patronized by Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim (d. 1022) is a key component in the manuscript's role as a testament to Bernward.


Adorn The Halls: History Of The Art Collection At Thomas Jefferson University, Julie S. Berkowitz Jan 1999

Adorn The Halls: History Of The Art Collection At Thomas Jefferson University, Julie S. Berkowitz

Jefferson History Books

On March 11, 1871 Samuel D. Gross, M.D., the internationally celebrated surgeon and author, entreated fellow Jefferson alumni to "adorn the halls" with portraits of those who had "devoted their lives to the service of the school," and thus "inspire the pupil with ambition to excel in great and noble works." This clarion call to emulate European medical and scientific institutions by memorializing their great men was taken up almost immediately.

One hundred and twenty-five years later, Thomas Jefferson university is still securing portraits, accepting art donations and bequests, and exhibiting art works effectively. By manifesting an appreciation for ...


The Guitar In The Middle Ages And Renaissance, Julie D. Carmen Jan 1999

The Guitar In The Middle Ages And Renaissance, Julie D. Carmen

Library Scholarship

In the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) world there are high standards for recovering and reconstructing the truth in history. Recorded history determines how we re-create the Middle Ages, and it is with much determination that we search for as many facts as possible for each of our varied interests. This article seeks to clarify the historical authenticity of one of the most popular musical instruments, the guitar.


Who Was Gevehard?, Elizabeth Teviotdale Dec 1998

Who Was Gevehard?, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

Discusses the relationship between the Stammheim Missal (Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS 64) and the Ratmann Missal (Hildesheim, Dom-Museum, MS DS 37), a pair of manuscripts produced at and for the Abbey of St. Michael's, Hildesheim, in the second half of the 12th century, focusing on a certain Gevehard, a contemporary monk and priest pictured in the Getty manuscript.


The Getty Anglo-Saxon Leaves And New Testament Illustration Around The Year 1000, Adam Cohen, Elizabeth Teviotdale Dec 1998

The Getty Anglo-Saxon Leaves And New Testament Illustration Around The Year 1000, Adam Cohen, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

A study of the two surviving leaves of an Anglo-Saxon gospel book (Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS 9), concluding that the text was based on an Irish-influenced recension of the text transmitted to England by Breton manuscripts of the late Carolingian period and that a Carolingian model can also be proposed for the illustrations of the parent manuscript.


Silenced Sacred Spaces: Selected Photographs Of Syrian Synagogues By Robert Lyons, Samuel Gruber, Samuel D. Gruber Sep 1996

Silenced Sacred Spaces: Selected Photographs Of Syrian Synagogues By Robert Lyons, Samuel Gruber, Samuel D. Gruber

Religion

Discusses the history and architecture of the synagogues of Syria documented by photographer Robert Lyons in a survey sponsored by the Jewish Heritage Council of the World Monuments Fund.


From Choir Book To Scrap Book: The Initials In Hmml Bean Ms 3, Elizabeth Teviotdale Jun 1996

From Choir Book To Scrap Book: The Initials In Hmml Bean Ms 3, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

A consideration of the origin of a group of cuttings contained in a 19th-century album (Collegeville, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, Bean MS 3), with an analysis is the relationship of the initials' figural subjects to the texts they introduced. The cuttings, a series of historiated and decorated initials, were taken from one of a pair of choir books made in northern France or Flanders for a house of Cistercian nuns in the 13th century.


750 Years In The Life Of A Pair Of Cistercian Antiphonals, Elizabeth Teviotdale Dec 1995

750 Years In The Life Of A Pair Of Cistercian Antiphonals, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

Examines the provenance and dissemination of a multivolume antiphonary produced for the Cistercian nunnery near Cambrai. The MS is presently dispersed through several collections. In 1983 the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, purchased from the German art collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig 19 leaves and four cuttings from the MS (MS Ludwig VI 5). In 1992, the Museum acquired an additional 81 leaves (MS 44). One leaf is kept at the Cleveland Museum of Art (inv. no. 85.83), and cuttings are at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm (B 1730-32) and in a private collection in Collegeville, Minnesota (Hill Monastic ...


"Representations Of Domestic Space In Medieval Italian Painting" Paper Delivered At The Fordham Medieval Conference: The Family In The Middle Ages, Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Mar 1995

"Representations Of Domestic Space In Medieval Italian Painting" Paper Delivered At The Fordham Medieval Conference: The Family In The Middle Ages, Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

This paper, presented at a conference in 1995, presents impressions about the interior spaces of medieval Italian urban houses based on architecture, literature and painting. The paper in its present state refers to many works of art but is not illustrated or annotated.


Nace Una Ciudad. Origen Y Evolución De Las Murallas De Alicante., Pablo Rosser Jan 1995

Nace Una Ciudad. Origen Y Evolución De Las Murallas De Alicante., Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Se resume la historia de Alicante y su evolución urbanística a partir de la creación, desarrollo y evolución de los distintos anillos defensivos que se construyeron en Alicante desde la edad media hasta época contemporánea.


The "Hereford Troper" And Hereford, Elizabeth Teviotdale Dec 1994

The "Hereford Troper" And Hereford, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

The probability of a Hereford origin for the so-called Hereford Troper (London, BL, MS Cotton Caligula A.xiv (troper) is re-examined. The longstanding opinion that the paintings in the troper share an exclusive stylistic affinity with those in a gospel lectionary known to have been at Hereford at an early date (Cambridge, Pembroke College, MS 302) is challenged, and it is proposed that the Hereford provenance of the 11th-century gospel-lectionary does not constitute reliable evidence concerning the origin of the troper (now also called the Caligula Troper).


Some Thoughts On The Place Of Origin Of The Cotton Troper, Elizabeth Teviotdale Dec 1991

Some Thoughts On The Place Of Origin Of The Cotton Troper, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

Argues that the first fragment in London, BL, MS Cotton Caligula A.xiv was copied at Winchester Old Minster or at Worcester either for the cathedral priory at Worcester or for a highly-placed individual at Worcester. The published version of a paper given at the fourth meeting of the Cantus Planus Study Group of the International Musicological Society (September 3-8, 1990) in Pécs.


The Making Of The Cotton Troper, Elizabeth Teviotdale Dec 1991

The Making Of The Cotton Troper, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

Provides a detailed description of a fragment of an illustrated 11th-century English troper, forming the first portion of MS Cotton Caligula A.XIV (London, BL). The major decoration is an initial and paintings of Christological and hagiographical subject matter.


What Ship Goes There: The Flood Narratives In The Gilgamesh Epic And Genesis Considered In Light Of Ancient Near Eastern Temple Ideology, Steven W. Holloway Dec 1990

What Ship Goes There: The Flood Narratives In The Gilgamesh Epic And Genesis Considered In Light Of Ancient Near Eastern Temple Ideology, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

Despite efforts made to understand the Mesopotamian and Genesis flood narratives as cosmogonies, the architecture and religious symbolism of the arks remain a scholarly embarrassment. Comparisons of the design of the arks described in Gilgamesh XI and Genesis 6—8 traditionally have focused on the sharp incompatibility of their dimensions. I shall attempt to demonstrate by a close


Oberlin's Sierra Leone Saltcellar: Documenting A Bicultural Dialogue, Kathy Curnow Dec 1990

Oberlin's Sierra Leone Saltcellar: Documenting A Bicultural Dialogue, Kathy Curnow

Kathy Curnow

Oberlin College's Allen Art Museum owns an ivory saltcellar made by a West African artist for a Portuguese client in the late 15th or early 16th century in Sierra Leone. The artist had to consider what foreign and local features to include in this export piece; it conforms in shape to European cups or chalices and depicts some Portuguese, but also includes what appears to be a local motif of dogs confronting snakes. The facial style is decidedly local, resembling the prognathous faces of contemporaneous stone sculptures. The saltcellar is topped with an image of the kneeling Virgin Mary ...


The Future Of Jewish Monuments, Samuel Gruber, Samuel D. Gruber Nov 1990

The Future Of Jewish Monuments, Samuel Gruber, Samuel D. Gruber

Religion

Exhibition essay from first exhibition focused on the documentation, protection and preservation of Jewish monuments and historic sites. The exhibition opened in conjunction with the international conference "The Future of Jewish Monuments," organized by the Jewish Heritage Council of the World Monuments Fund. The exhibition focused on the needs of historic sites in Eastern Europe, North Africa, the united States and elsewhere, and made the case for international support.


Urbanism, Western Medieval, Samuel Gruber Jan 1990

Urbanism, Western Medieval, Samuel Gruber

Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Survey of the architectural aspects of medieval urbanism in Western Europe.


Origen Y Evolución De Las Murallas De La Ciudad De Alicante., Pablo Rosser Jan 1990

Origen Y Evolución De Las Murallas De La Ciudad De Alicante., Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Libro sobre la creación y desarrollo de los distintos anillos defensivos que tuvo la villa y ciudad de alicante desde las primeras levantadas en época islámica. Este libro fue Premio de Investigación de la Conmemoración del Quinto Centenario de la Ciudad de Alicante en 1990.


Ordering The Urban Environment: City Statutes And City Planning In Medieval Todi, Italy, Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Dec 1989

Ordering The Urban Environment: City Statutes And City Planning In Medieval Todi, Italy, Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

Discusses the deliberate urban policies that of medieval Todi, Italy that helped create a functioning and beautiful medieval town through explicit laws and the careful micro-planning that utilized an incremental urbanism to create an inter-connected and integrated urban environment. Many of the medieval views visitors assume are part of an "organic" growth are actually careful projections of communal power and order.


Alien Or Accepted? African Perspectives On The Western 'Other' In 15th And 16th Century Art, Kathy Curnow Dec 1989

Alien Or Accepted? African Perspectives On The Western 'Other' In 15th And 16th Century Art, Kathy Curnow

Kathy Curnow

The visual record of Africa's interaction with the West is proving to be a rich source of information concerning the changing natures of ethnographic perception. Post-contact imagery reflects shifting attitudes shaped by political, economic and historical events and trends. Examination of an individual artist's treatment of "the other" and his departure from or conformation with prevailing cultural attitudes can reveal a range of responses and interpretations of the outsider as enemy, a part of daily life, or a being with religious or prestige associations. This article compares ivory carvers' attitudes towards late 15th/early 16th-century Portuguese travelers to ...


Codex Atlanticus, Carol Hanley Jul 1974

Codex Atlanticus, Carol Hanley

The Courier

The gift of the Codex Atlanticus to the George Arents Research Library by the Class of 1912 and Chester Soling is a generous gesture of scholastic importance. Publishers are the Johnson Reprint Corporation, a subsidiary of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and Centro Editoriale Giuinti, of Florence.

The Codex is a collation of sections from many of Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks, compiled by Pompeo Leoni, a sixteenth century sculptor who came to acquire them through the descendants of Leonardo's devoted disciple, Francesco Melzi.


8. The Gothic Cathedral, Robert L. Bloom, Basil L. Crapster, Harold A. Dunkelberger, Charles H. Glatfelter, Richard T. Mara, Norman E. Richardson, W. Richard Schubart Jan 1958

8. The Gothic Cathedral, Robert L. Bloom, Basil L. Crapster, Harold A. Dunkelberger, Charles H. Glatfelter, Richard T. Mara, Norman E. Richardson, W. Richard Schubart

Section III: The Medieval Church

The Gothic cathedral, like the Summa of Aquinas, the University of Paris, and the Christendom of Innocent III, stands as one of the major expressions of the spirit of the High Middle Ages. The word "Gothic," coined by the Renaissance as a term of disparagement, has come recently to have more favorable and appreciative connotations. Such a reevaluation may be due not only to the better perspective that a longer period of time offers us, but also to a deeper understanding of the cultural role of artistic and spiritual symbolism. The artistic expression of the Middle Ages found its supreme ...


Note Book Of Archaeological Travel, James B. Nies Jan 1898

Note Book Of Archaeological Travel, James B. Nies

Archaeological Travel

Travel diary of the Rev. James B. Nies detailing his travel to the Holy Land in 1898.