Item Number: 149579
Title: The Art of Medieval Hungary
Author: Barral i Altet, Xavier (et al)
Record created on 09/28/18
Description: Roma: Viella, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 732pp., 176 illus., many in color.
Summary: With this book, the Hungarian Academy of Rome offers to the medievalist community a thematic synthesis about Hungarian medieval art, reconstructing, in a European perspective, more than four hundred years of artistic production in a country located right at the heart of Europe. The book presents an up-to-date view from the Romanesque through Late Gothic up to the beginning of the Renaissance, with an emphasis on the artistic relations that evolved between Hungary and other European territories, such as the Capetian Kingdom, the Italian Peninsula and the German Empire. Situated at the meeting point between the Mediterranean regions, the lands ruled by the courts of Europe west of the Alps and the territories of the Byzantine (later Ottoman) Empire, Hungary boasts an artistic heritage that is one of the most original features of our common European past. The book, whose editors and authors are among today’s foremost experts in medieval art history, is divided into four thematic sections – the sources and art historiography of the medieval period, the boundary between history, art history and archaeology, church architecture and decorations, religious cults and symbols of the power –, with a selection of essays on the main works of Hungarian medieval art held in museums and public collections.
Contents: Xavier Barral i Altet, Introduction. Hungarian Medieval Art from a European Point of View. I. Sources and Studies for Hungarian Medieval Art - Erno Marosi, Two Centuries of Research, from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to the Present - Kornél Szovák, Written Sources on Hungarian Medieval Art History. II. City and Territory - Katalin Szende, Towns and Urban Networks in the Carpathian Basin between the Eleventh and the Early Sixteenth Centuries - Pál Lovei, Urban Architecture - Zsombor Jékely, Expansion to the Countryside: Rural Architecture in Medieval Hungary - István Feld, Castles, Mansions, and Manor Houses in Medieval Hungary. III. Architecture and Art in the Context of Liturgy - Béla Zsolt Szakács, Romanesque Architecture: Abbeys and Cathedrals - Krisztina Havasi, Romanesque Sculpture in Medieval Hungary - Imre Takács, The First Century of Gothic in Hungary - Pál Lovei, Imre Takács, "Hungarian Trecento": Art in the Angevin Era - Gábor Endrodi, Winged Altarpieces in Medieval Hungary. IV. Religious Cults and Symbols of Power - Gábor Klaniczay, The Cult of the Saints and their Artistic Representation in Recent Hungarian Historiography - Vinni Lucherini, The Artistic Visualization of the Concept of Kingship in Angevin Hungary - Pál Lovei, Epigraphy and Tomb Sculpture. V. Forms of Art between Public and Private Use - Evelin Wetter, Precious Metalwork and Textile Treasures in Late Medieval Hungary - Anna Boreczky, Book Culture in Medieval Hungary. VI. The Middle Ages after the Middle Ages - Imre Takács, Medieval Twilight or Early Modern Dawn: Art in the Era of Sigismund of Luxembourg - Arpád Mikó, A Renaissance Dream: Arts in the Court of King Matthias - Gábor Gyorgy Papp, Medievalism in Nineteenth-Century Hungarian Architecture. Annex I. Medieval Artworks and Monuments - Erno Marosi, The Coronation Mantle of the Hungarian Kings, Originally Chasuble of King Stephen I and Queen Gisella - Erno Marosi, The Holy Crown of Hungary: The "Crown of Saint Stephen" - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Benedictine Abbey Church in Tihany - Krisztina Havasi, The Provostry Church of the Virgin Mary in Székesfehérvár - Krisztina Havasi, The Medieval Cathedral of Pécs - Imre Takács, The Medieval Saint Adalbert's Cathedral in Esztergom and the Porta Speciosa - Imre Takács, Vinni Lucherini, The Chapel of the Royal Palace of Esztergom and its Late-Medieval Mural Paintings - Imre Takács, The Medieval Cathedral of Gyulafehérvár (Alba Iulia) - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Benedictine Abbey Church in Lébény - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Benedictine Abbey Church in Ják - Xavier Barral i Altet, The Szentkirály Romanesque Tympanum - Pál Lovei, The Sepulchral Monument of Saint Margaret of Hungary - Béla Zsolt Szakács, The Hungarian Angevin Legendary - Vinni Lucherini, The Hungarian Illuminated Chronicle - Imre Takács, The Royal Palace of Visegrád - Zsombor Jékely, The Medieval Augustinian Church of Siklós and the Wall Paintings in the Sanctuary - Szilárd Papp, Gothic Statues from the Royal Palace of Buda - Szilárd Papp, The Castle of Vajdahunyad (Hunedoara) - Ivan Gerát, The High Altar Retable of Saint Elizabeth in Košice (Kassa/Kaschau) - Péter Farbaky, The Royal Palace of Buda during the Reigns of Matthias Corvinus and the Jagiellonian Kings - Péter Farbaky, The Bakócz Chapel of Esztergom. Annex II. Museums and Collections Holding Medieval Art - Piroska Biczó, The Hungarian National Museum in Budapest - Gyorgyi Poszler, The Old Hungarian Collection of the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest - Emese Sarkadi Nagy, The Christian Museum in Esztergom - Péter Farbaky, The Budapest History Museum - Agnes Ziegler-Bálint, The Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu (Nagyszeben/Hermannstadt) - Pál Lovei, Collections of Stone Carvings.
(Bibliotheca Academiae Hungariae - Roma. Studia, 7)
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