Studies in Arthurian Illustration Alison Stones

ISBN: 9781904597377

Published: October 28th 2012

Hardcover

560 pages


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Studies in Arthurian Illustration  by  Alison Stones

Studies in Arthurian Illustration by Alison Stones
October 28th 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 560 pages | ISBN: 9781904597377 | 5.46 Mb

Alison Stones has taught History of Art and Architecture in the USA since 1969 and has enjoyed Visiting Fellowships at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Paris. She is a specialist in illuminated manuscripts, co-authoring Les Manuscrits deMoreAlison Stones has taught History of Art and Architecture in the USA since 1969 and has enjoyed Visiting Fellowships at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Paris.

She is a specialist in illuminated manuscripts, co-authoring Les Manuscrits de Chretien de Troyes (1993) and The Pilgrims Guide to Santiago de Compostela, A Critical Edition (1998), and writing Le Livre dimages de Madame Marie (Paris, BNF n.a.fr. 16251) (1997), a devotional picture-book made for a lady of Mons. Professor Stoness articles are mostly on the illustration of French manuscripts, both sacred and profane.

The present volume collects and updates Professor Stoness papers on Arthurian manuscript illustration, one of her continuing passions. These essays explore aspects of the iconography of the romances of Chretien de Troyes in French verse, the lengthy Lancelot-Grail romance in French prose, and other versions of the chivalrous exploits of King Arthurs knights-the best-sellers of the Middle Ages.

Illustrated copies of these romances survive in huge numbers from the early thirteenth century through the beginnings of print, and were read for their text and their pictures throughout the French-speaking world. Of special interest is the cultural context in which these popular works were made and disseminated, by scribes and artists whose work encompassed all kinds of books, for patrons whose collecting was wide-ranging, including secular books alongside works of liturgical and devotional interest.



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