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The Study of Medieval Art 2: 1950–2000

Jonathan J. G. Alexander

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0029
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the history of the study of medieval art in Great Britain during the period from 1950 to 2000. The British Academy created a separate section for History of Art and Music, but ... More


Nectar and Illusion: Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Henry Maguire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766604
eISBN:
9780199950386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766604.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book presents a study of the portrayal of nature in Byzantine art and literature. It shows how the Byzantines embraced terrestrial creation in the decoration of their churches during the fifth ... More


The Study of Medieval Art I: 1900–50

C. M. Kauffmann

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0028
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the history of the study of medieval art in Great Britain during the first half of the twentieth century. Before 1932, no British university offered an honours degree course in ... More


The Migrant in English Art: Perspectives on Influence and Agency

Julian Luxford

in Migrants in Medieval England, c. 500-c. 1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266724
eISBN:
9780191916052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266724.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter addresses English medieval art and architecture in the long term and is of a basically methodological character. It argues for a view of immigrancy rooted in stylistic and (less ... More


Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Robert Mills

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

During the Middle Ages in Europe, some sexual and gendered behaviors were labeled “sodomitical” or evoked using ambiguous phrases such as the “unmentionable vice” or the “sin against nature.” How, ... More


Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This book contributes to two fields, the history of the language arts and the history of literary theory. It brings together sources in the disciplines of grammar and rhetoric which were used to ... More


The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

Mary Carruthers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199590322
eISBN:
9780191804540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199590322.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, the love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong ... More


Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam

Margaret S. Graves

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190695910
eISBN:
9780190695941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The art of the object reached unparalleled heights in the medieval Islamic world, yet the deep intellectual dimensions of ceramics, metalwares, and other plastic arts in this milieu have not always ... More


The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness

Emanuele Lugli

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226612492
eISBN:
9780226612522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226612522.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Starting in the late twelfth century, the governments of Italy’s newly-formed city-republics rejected imperial measurement standards and created new local ones, displaying them in their main squares. ... More


Conclusion: Objects in an Expanded Field

Margaret S. Graves

in Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190695910
eISBN:
9780190695941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695910.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The conclusion places the art of the object into an expanded field, where it is shown to be contiguous with other visual and verbal artforms including architecture, painting, poetry, and rhetoric. It ... More


The Medieval Image, II

Thomas Nail

in Theory of the Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190924034
eISBN:
9780190924065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924034.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter continues the thesis of Chapter 10 in demonstrating that a kinesthetic shift occurred in the arts from a centrifugal to a more tensional pattern of motion over the course of the Middle ... More


The art of memory: Visual memories through paintings, television, and video art

Cretien Van Campen and Julian Ross

in The Proust Effect: The Senses as Doorways to Lost Memories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685875
eISBN:
9780191771675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685875.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

For centuries, mnemonics, or the art of memory, was an essential technique for conveying information. Until the invention of printing, stories were often recounted using images (think of the linear ... More


Tensional Relation

Thomas Nail

in Theory of the Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190924034
eISBN:
9780190924065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924034.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the kinetic relation between different aesthetic forms is defined by a “relational image.” Relation, however, is not a distinct autonomous flow that simply occurs between ... More


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