Materials, Methods, and Masterpieces of Medieval Art (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - Art - 303 pages
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"Materials, Methods, and Masterpieces of Medieval Art" provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the work done by artists in western Europe during the Middle Ages. Art historian Janetta Rebold Benton uses examples such as the "Book of Kells," "Bury Saint Edmunds Cross," and the "Bayeux Tapestry," and the work of artists such as Jan van Eyck and Giotto to explore the various media available to medieval artists and the ways in which those media were used to create a stunning array of masterworks.

Although the visual arts of the Middle Ages were extremely colorful, today much of that color has diminished or disappeared, the pigments and threads faded, the gold abraded, the silver tarnished. "Materials, Methods, and Masterpieces of Medieval Art" allows these works to sparkle once more.

  

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Contents

Miniature Masterpieces
1
Egg Tempera the Introduction of Oil
25
Fresco Secco and Fresco Buono
43
Sparkling Surfaces
69
Elephant and Walrus Tusk
97
Chapter 6 Metal Wood and Stone
117
Cloisonné and Champlevé
149
Windows of Colored Light
169
Adept with Warp and Weft
191
Fit for a King and Queen
211
Higher Fashion
237
Dressed to Kill
255
Conclusion
277
Suggested Reading
281
Index
287
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About the author (2009)

Benton attended Pace University.

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