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The Resource The Gothic screen : space, sculpture, and community in the cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400, Jacqueline E. Jung

The Gothic screen : space, sculpture, and community in the cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400, Jacqueline E. Jung

Label
The Gothic screen : space, sculpture, and community in the cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400
Title
The Gothic screen
Title remainder
space, sculpture, and community in the cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline E. Jung
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book reveals how Gothic choir screens, through both their architecture and sculpture, were vital vehicles of communication and shapers of community within the Christian church"--Provided by publisher
  • "In the Catharijneconvent Museum in Utrecht there hangs a panel painting whose diminutive size belies the magnificence of its contents (Plate I). Supporting a soaring canopy of rib vaults, two rows of polished marble columns mark the outer boundaries of the picture; their lower halves are concealed, however, by luminous winged altarpieces - most opened to display their gilt interiors, one decorated with paintings, and one still closed. But the sumptuousness of these material accoutrements carries little weight to the twenty-two tonsured men who fill the central space. With hands tucked into their gleaming white robes and mouths gently open as if in song, they gaze in quiet admiration at the Virgin Mary, dazzling with her loose golden locks and glittering crown, her gown of brocaded gold and purple velvet mantle, and the luminous infant she proffers to St. Dominic, the foremost friar. Whereas the phalanx of men forms a symmetrical buffer around the maiden and baby on the church's central axis, the scene is not wholly static. Following the steep orthogonals created jointly by architecture and figures, we discover the beginnings of movement as the two men farthest from our standpoint, thus deepest in the pictorial space, prepare to enter the choir"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Jung, Jacqueline E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA5080
LC item number
.J86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Screens (Church decoration)
  • Screens (Church decoration)
  • Space (Architecture)
  • Space (Architecture)
  • Sculpture, Gothic
  • Sculpture, Gothic
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
  • Gotiek
  • Koorafsluitingen
  • Duitsland
  • Frankrijk
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Screens (Church decoration)
  • Sculpture, Gothic
  • Space (Architecture)
  • France
  • Germany
Label
The Gothic screen : space, sculpture, and community in the cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400, Jacqueline E. Jung
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-272) and index
Contents
Part I. The screen as structure. The choir screen as partition ; The choir screen as bridge ; The choir screen as frame -- Part II. Sculpture on the screen. Women, men and the social order ; Jews, Christians and the question of the individual ; Nobles, peasants and the vernacular mode -- Epilogue
Control code
826821300
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xix, 282 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781107022959
Lccn
2012016091
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)826821300
Label
The Gothic screen : space, sculpture, and community in the cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400, Jacqueline E. Jung
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-272) and index
Contents
Part I. The screen as structure. The choir screen as partition ; The choir screen as bridge ; The choir screen as frame -- Part II. Sculpture on the screen. Women, men and the social order ; Jews, Christians and the question of the individual ; Nobles, peasants and the vernacular mode -- Epilogue
Control code
826821300
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xix, 282 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781107022959
Lccn
2012016091
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)826821300

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