The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

ISBN : 9780195395365

Colum Hourihane
4048 Pages
275 x 410 mm
Pub date
Dec 2012
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture (GEMAA) offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from Medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated Grove Dictionary of Art and adding hundreds of new entries on topics not previously covered, as well as fully updated and expanded entries and bibliographies, GEMAA offers students, researchers, and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture. The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture offers scholarly material on Medieval art for library users, scholars, students, and the general reader in intelligent, well-written, and informative articles (each of which is followed by a bibliography to support further research). These include a mixture of shorter, more factual articles and larger, multi-section articles tracing the development of the arts in major regions. There are articles on all subject areas in Medieval art including: biographies of major artists, architects and patrons; countries, cities, and sites; cultures and styles (Anglo-Saxon art, Carolingian art, Coptic art, Early Christian art, Romanesque, Gothic, Insular art, Lombard art, Merovingian art, Ottonian art, and Viking art); ivories, books and illuminated manuscripts, metalwork, architecture, painting, tapestries, sculpture, mosaics, reliquaries, and more. GEMAA is lavishly illustrated with more than 460 halftones and 170 color plates. The 6 volumes are organized into a cohesive A-Z format, with a comprehensive index. This title is part of the acclaimed Grove Art family of print encyclopedias.


637 illustrations
2030 entries
List of Entries
A Note on the Use of the Encyclopedia
Illustration Acknowledgements
Abbreviations Used in This Work
List of Contributors

About the author: 

Colum Hourihane is Director of the Index of Christian Art in Princeton University, co-editor of Studies in Iconography and past president of The International Center of Medieval Art as well as The Delaware Valley Medievalist Association. He has edited over fifteen books and is the single author of five monographs, the most recent of which is Pontius Pilate, Anti-Semitism and The Passion in Medieval art (Princeton, 2010). He sits on the advisory boards of numerous organizations and is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

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