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Building the Medieval World (Hardcover) Loot Price: R422
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Building the Medieval World (Hardcover): Christine Sciacca

Building the Medieval World (Hardcover)

Christine Sciacca

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Some of the great and lasting achievements of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance are the architectural wonders of soaring cathedrals and grand castles and palaces. While many of these edifices survive, many more are lost, and it is within the pages of illuminated manuscripts that we often find the best record of the appearance of these amazing buildings. This volume illustrates the creative ways in which medieval artists represented architecture, offering insight into what these buildings meant for medieval people. Such structures were not just made to be inhabited--they symbolized grandeur, power, and even heaven on earth. Building the Medieval World accompanies an exhibition of the same name on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from March 2 through May 16, 2010.
Building the Medieval World is the fourth in the popular Medieval Imagination series of small, affordable books drawing on manuscript illumination in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library. Each volume focuses on a particular theme and provides an accessible, delightful introduction to the imagination of the medieval world.

General

Imprint: Getty Publications
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2010
First published: March 2010
Authors: Christine Sciacca
Dimensions: 217 x 197 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Paper over boards
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-1-60606-006-3
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 500 CE to 1400 > General
LSN: 1-60606-006-6
Barcode: 9781606060063

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