Item Number: 144423
Title: The Art and Science of the Church Screen in Medieval Europe : Making, Meaning, Preserving
Author: Bucklow, Spike (et al)
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Description: Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 345pp., 62 color, 77 b&w illus.
Summary: The churches of medieval Europe contained richly carved and painted screens, placed between the altar and the congregation; they survive in particularly high numbers in England, despite being partly dismantled during the Reformation. While these screens divided "lay" from "priestly" jurisdiction, it has also been argued that they served to unify architectural space. This volume brings together the latest scholarship on the subject , exploring in detail numerous spects of the construction and painting of screens, with contributions from conservators, religious historians, art historians and conservation scientists.
Contents: Framing the Rood in Medieval England and Wales ; Science and the Screen ; Towards a New Methodological Approach for Interpreting Workshop Activity and Dating Medieval Church Screens ; Texting and Detexting on Late Medieval English Church Screens ; Sacred Kingship, Genealogy and te Late Medieval Rood Screen - Catfield and Beyond ; West Country Rood Screens - Construction and Practice ; The Polychromy of Devon Screens - Preliminary Analytical Results ; Moving Pictures on the Gothic Choir Screen ; The Preserving Power of Calvinism - Pre-Reformation Chancel Screens in the Netherlands ; Recovering the Lost Rood Screens of Medieval and Renaissance Italy ; Choir Screens and Roodlofts in Scandinavian Parish Churches before 1300.
(Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture)
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