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Item Number: 149660
Title: Migrating Art Historians on th Sacred Ways
Author: Foletti, Ivan (et al)
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9788833131054
Description: Roma: Viella, 2018. 25cm., pbk., 520pp. illus.

Summary: Is it possible to reconstruct the feeling of a medieval pilgrim walking towards the sacred? It is impossible. However, the experimental project Migrating Art Historians tried to tackle this postulate. Walking for more than 1500km, twelve modern pilgrims, students and scholars from Masaryk University reached some of the most impressive artistic monuments of medieval France. One year later, this book presents their intellectual, human, and art historical theoretical know-how, transformed by the experience of their bodies. In this context (exhausted and activated) bodies became instruments asking new questions to medieval artworks and sources. Structured as a walk on pilgrimage roads, this book presents firstly the landscape, followed by liminal zones, before leading the reader inside medieval churches and ultimately towards the sacred. Original scientific art historical researches are here combined with personal engagement. What emerges is the subject confronted to the experience of medieval art.

Contents: Prologue - The Journey as an Intensity, Jana Horáková (Brno) || Introductions: The Medieval (Present) Pilgrimage: A Living Experience. Ivan Foletti (Brno & Venice) || Chapter I: The Sacred Landscape of Medieval Pilgrims - I. Introduction: Sacral Architecture on the Horizon: The Sacred Landscape of Medieval Pilgrims, Martin Lešák (Brno & Poitiers) - I. 1. Local and Global Pilgrimage Place, Le Puy, Katarína Krav?iková (Brno) - I. 2. Mont-Saint-Michel at the Crossroads of Earth, Sea, and Heaven, Sabina Rosenbergová (Brno) || Chapter II: Liminal Zones and Pilgrimage Churches in France - II. Introduction: Liminality: Space and Imagination, Ivan Foletti (Brno) - II. 1. The Doors of Le Puy, Katarína Krav?iková (Brno) - II. 2. The Bronze Door of Monte Sant'Angelo on Mount Gargano: Use and Perception, Stefano d'Ovidio (Naples) - II. 3. The Tower-Porch in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire: The Liminal Zone, Cécile Voyer (Poitiers) - II. 4. The Apsidal Façade of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand, Anna Kelblová (Brno) - II. 5. Liminality and encounter. The case of Notre-Dame de Lausanne, Adrien Palladino (Brno & Fribourg) || Chapter III: The Pilgrim's experience - III. Introduction: Entering Sacred Space, Pavla Tichá (Brno) - III. 1. Saint-Etienne in Nevers. Pilgrimage architecture enshrining no cult object, Pavla Tichá (Brno) - III. 2. Notre-Dame-du-Port and the Cult of the Virgin, Anna Kelblová (Brno) - III. 3. Relics, Pilgrimage and Imagines in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, Cécile Voyer (Poitiers) - III. 4. A Turn towards Inclusion in Nevers Cathedral, Pavla Tichá (Brno) || Chapter IV: Materializing the Sacred. Relics, Reliquaries and Miraculous Statues - IV. Introduction: Medieval Relics and Reliquaries, Cynthia Hahn and Adrien Palladino - IV. 1. The Sainte Foy revealed, Ivan Foletti (Brno) - IV. 2. The Testimony of La Charité-sur-Loire, Tereza Ku?erová (Brno) - IV. 3. Relics on the Mont-Saint-Michel, Sabina Rosenbergová (Brno) || Chapter V: Traveling, Seeing, Dreaming - VI. Introduction: In a Liminal Space: The Staging of Site-Bound Holiness along the Venetian Sea-Routes to the Holy Land, Michele Bacci (Fribourg) - VI. 1. Before Embarking: The Holy Sites of Venice, Angela Schiffhauer (Fribourg) - VI. 2. Along the Dalmatian coasts, Vesna Š?epanovi? (Fribourg) - VI. 3. Off Albania, Gianvito Campobasso (Fribourg) - VI. 4. In the Greek-speaking realm, Argyri Dermitzaki (Fribourg) - VI. 5. Disembarking on Rhodes, Sofia Zoitou (Fribourg) - VI. 6. Approaching the Holy Land, Michele Bacci (Fribourg) || Chapter VI. Migrating Art Historians a Living Experience, Karolina Foletti (Laussane, Brno). (Convivia, 2 ^Forthcoming^)

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