Book , Print in Italian

The antique memory and the Middle Ages

edited by Ivan Foletti and Zuzana Frantová.
  • Roma : Viella ; Brno, Česká republika : Masaryk University, [2015]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2015
  • 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subjects
Genre
  • Aufsatzsammlung.
Series
Summary
  • "This volume was born from a desire to leave a tangible trace of the scholarly encounters that have taken place in the past two years at the Center for Early Medieval Studies of the Department of Art History at Masaryk University in Brno. Speaking in various forums Xavier Barral i Altet, Nicolas Bock, Valentina Cantone, Herbert Kessler, Serena Romano and Elisabetta Scirocco have sparked exciting discussions of what continues to be known as a Middle Age. The common denominator that unites all of the scholarly work presented was the dialogue between the medieval "present" and the antique world: from Venice through Campania to Milan, from Constantinople to Burgundy, there emerged an intellectual and visual experience that suggests the medieval period was a uniquely fertile moment for engagement with the heritage of antiquity, filtered and mediated in different ways, but ever present. The purpose of this volume is to understand why and how patterns, images and ideas from the mythical (but visible) ancient past were received throughout the medieval millennium. We seek, that is, to understand why, hic et nunc, clients and workshops deliberately chose to speak in a "classicizing" aesthetic language, or to appropriate concepts belonging to the antique tradition wholesale."--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • The Cotton Genesis in situ: An Early Christian Manuscript Cycle on the Walls of a Thirteenth-Century Venetian Church / Herbert L. Kessler
  • The Role of the Culture of Late-antique Sarcophagi in the Construction of Narrativity of the Bayeux Embroidery / Zavier Barral i Altet
  • Echoes of Antiquity in Middle Byzantine Miniatures: A Matter of Style / Valentina Cantone
  • Jonah, the Whale and the Ambo. Image and Liturgy in Medieval Campania / Elisabetta Scirocco --Visconti Painting at Pandino Castle. Antique and Modern in Fourteenth-Century Lombardy / Serena Romano --Dreaming of Antiquity. Trojan Heroes and Their Public at the Court of Burgundy / Nicolas Bock.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN
  • 9788867281572
  • 8867281577
  • 9788021077867
  • 8021077867
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 914468081
  • OCLC: 914468081