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            Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

            Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages (Paperback, Main)

            By Hartnell, Jack

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            Dripping with blood and gold, fetishized and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. In Medieval Bodies, art historian J...ack Hartnell uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves. In paintings and reliquaries that celebrated the - sometimes bizarre - martyrdoms of saints, the sacred dimension of the physical left its mark on their environment. In literature and politics, hearts and heads became powerful metaphors that shaped governance and society in ways that are still visible today. And doctors and natural philosophers were at the centre of a collision between centuries of sophisticated medical knowledge, and an ignorance of physiology as profound as its results were gruesome. Like a medieval pageant, this striking and unusual history brings together medicine, art, poetry, music, politics, cultural and social history and philosophy to reveal what life was really like for the men and women who lived and died in the Middle Ages. Medieval Bodies is published in association with Wellcome Collection.
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            ISBN 9781781256800
            Released NZ 20 May 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wellcome Collection
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            Van Eyck: The official book that accompanies the blockbuster exhibition in Ghent
             

            Van Eyck: The official book that accompanies the blockbuster exhibition in Ghent (Hardback)

            By Martens, Maximiliaan; Borchert, Till-Holger; Dumolyn, Jan; De Smet, Johan; Van Dam, Frederica

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            Accompanies the biggest ever exhibition on the Flemish master Jan Van Eyck, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that makes the artist's world more tangible than ever before.

            ISBN 9780500023457
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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            Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide
             

            Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wilkinson, Paul

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            The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans. Two million visitors annually now walk the paved streets which re-emerged, miraculously preserved, from their layers of volcanic ash. Yet for all the fame an...d unique importance of the site, there is a surprising lack of a handy archaeological guide in English to reveal and explain its public spaces and private residences. This compact and user-friendly handbook, written by an expert in the field, helpfully fills that gap. Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, diagrams and other images, Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide offers a general introduction to the doomed city followed by an authoritative summary and survey of the buildings, artefacts and paintings themselves. The result is an unrivalled picture, derived from an intimate knowledge of Roman archaeology around the Bay of Naples, of the forum, temples, brothels, bath-houses, bakeries, gymnasia, amphitheatre, necropolis and other site buildings - including perennial favourites like the House of the Faun, named after its celebrated dancing satyr.
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            ISBN 9781350129399
            Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Bayeux Tapestry

            The Bayeux Tapestry (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Wilson, David M.; Carpentier, Jean Le

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            The Bayeaux Tapestry is unique both as a historical document and as a work of art. It was made soon after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and it tells the story of the events that led up to William the Conqueror's invasion of England and the battle itself.

            ISBN 9780500251225
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2004
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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            A Guide to Christian Art
              

            A Guide to Christian Art (Hardback)

            By Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane

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            • Pub Date
              16 Apr 20

            A one-volume introduction to and overview of Christian art, from its earliest history to the present day. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona begins by examining how art and Christianity have intersected throughout history, and charts this tumultuous relationship that has yielded some of t...he greatest outpourings of human creativity. To introduce readers to the way a painting can be read Apostolos-Cappadona begins with an analysis of a painting of the Baptism of Christ, helping readers to see how they can interpret for themselves the signs, symbols and figures that the book covers. In the more-than 1000 entries that follow Apostolos-Cappadona gives readers an expert overview of all the frequently used symbols and motifs in Christian art as well as the various saints, historical figures, religious events, and biblical scenes most frequently depicted. Readers are introduced to the ways in which religious paintings are often coded' such as what a lily means in a picture of Mary, how a goldfinch can be Christological , or how the presence of an Eagle means it is likely to be a picture of St John. The entries are organized by topic, so that students and beginners can easily find their way to discussion of the themes and motifs they see before them when looking at a painting.
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            ISBN 9780567685117
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Medieval Stained Glass of Lancashire

            The Medieval Stained Glass of Lancashire (Hardback)

            By Hebgin-Barnes, Penny

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            This is a catalogue of the pre-Gothic Revival stained glass found at 57 sites in Lancashire. The extensive and magnificent, but virtually unknown, collection of Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery is catalogued here for the first time. he introduction places the indigenous glass in th...e context of the social and religious history of Tudor Lancashire.
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            ISBN 9780197264485
            Released NZ 30 Jul 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Great Britain
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            Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

            Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West (Hardback)

            Edited by Donkin, Lucy; Vorholt, Hanna

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            This book illuminates ways in which Jerusalem was represented in Western Europe during the Middle Ages, c. 700-1500. Focusing on maps and plans in manuscripts and early printed books, it also considers views and architectural replicas, and treats depictions of the Temple and the ...Church of the Holy Sepulchre alongside those of the city as a whole.
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            ISBN 9780197265048
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Proceedings of the British Academy
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            The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition

            The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition (Paperback)

            By Walter, Christopher

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            Christopher Walter's study of the cult and iconography of Byzantine warrior saints - George, Demetrius, the two Theodores, and dozens more - is at once encyclopaedic and interpretative, and the first comprehensive study of the subject. The author delineates their origins and deve...lopment as a distinctive category of saint, showing that in its definitive form this coincides with the apogee of the Byzantine empire in the 10th-11th centuries. He establishes a repertory, particularly of their commemorations in synaxaries and their representations in art, and describes their iconographical types and the functions ascribed to them once enrolled in the celestial army: support for the terrestrial army in its offensive campaigns, and a new protective role when the Byzantine Empire passed to the defensive. The survey highlights the lack of historicity among the Byzantines in their approach to the lives of these saints and their terrestrial careers. An epilogue briefly treats the analogous traditions in the cultures of neighbouring peoples. Walter draws attention to the development of an echelon of military saints, notably in church decoration, which provides the surest basis for defining their specificity; also to the way in which they were depicted, generally young, handsome and robust, and frequently 'twinned' in pairs, so calling attention to the importance of camaraderie among soldiers. At the same time, this work opens a new perspective on the military history of the Byzantine Empire. Its ideology of war consistently followed that of the Israelites; protected and favoured by divine intervention, there was no occasion to discuss the morality of a 'just war'. Consequently, when considering Byzantine methods of warfare, due attention should be given to the important role which they attributed to celestial help in their military campaigns.
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            ISBN 9781138253858
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Gothic Glories plus CD
             

            Gothic Glories plus CD (Paperback, New title, Contains 1 Paperback / softback and 1 CD-Audio)

            By Buchanan, Alexandrina; Edited by Davis, Jenni

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            The cultural heritage of Britain owes more to the Gothic style than any other period, and many of our nation's buildings have a Gothic past. Enjoy the history of this awe-inspiring style and the stunning illustrations in this celebration of some of our most magnificent Gothic glo...ries, and the accompanying CD of music with a Gothic theme.
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            ISBN 9781841651637
            Released NZ 22 Apr 2010
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Pitkin Guides
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            The Church of Santa Maria Donna Regina: Art, Iconography and Patronage in Fourteenth Century Naples

            The Church of Santa Maria Donna Regina: Art, Iconography and Patronage in Fourteenth Century Naples (Hardback, New edition)

            By Elliott, Janis; Edited by Warr, Cordelia

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            The church of Santa Maria Donna Regina in Naples is a rare example of aristocratic convent architecture in Italy, designed and built for the devotional use of the Clarissan nuns. Its decorative programme rivals that of Giotto's Arena Chapel in Padua in scope, iconographical compl...exity, and quality of artistic production. The first book in English on this important church, this elegantly written volume is also the first full-scale study to bring together innovative interdisciplinary research on the building. The authors explore themes relating to the architecture, decoration, sculpture, iconography, audience, liturgy, and patronage of Santa Maria Donna Regina, enriching our understanding of the art patronage of royal women and the monastic experience of Clarissan nuns, as well as the politics, culture and patronage of trecento Naples. Over one hundred illustrations, many commissioned specially for the book, accompany the text.
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            ISBN 9780754634775
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2004
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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