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The allegory of the Church : romanesque portals and their verse inscriptions

Author: Calvin B Kendall
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Allegory of the church is the first full-length study of Romanesque verse inscriptions in the context of church portals and portal sculpture, and is the product of a twenty-year study. Calvin B. Kendall demonstrates how these inscriptions served to express the role of the church building as a concrete allegory of Christ and the Church. Describing them in detail, he traces the history and nature of the changes in  Read more...
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Kendall, Calvin B.
Allegory of the Church : Romanesque Portals and Their Verse Inscriptions.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Calvin B Kendall
ISBN: 9781442680487 1442680482
OCLC Number: 666911983
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 401 pages, [36] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations, Text Figures, and Maps""; ""Preface""; ""Part One: The Making of Meaning""; ""1. The Allegory of the Church""; ""Part Two: The Early History of Christian Verse Inscriptions""; ""2. Constantine and the Mosaics of Rome""; ""3. Portal Inscriptions, Liminal Transformation, and the Creation of Sacred Space""; ""Part Three: Visions and Voices: Allegorizing the Romanesque Church""; ""4. 'I am the door': Typological Allegory and the Design of the Romanesque Portal""; ""5. The Voice of Allegory: Language and Form in Romanesque Verse Inscriptions"" ""6. The Portal as Christ: Personification or Real Presence?""""7. Portal Inscriptions as 'Performatives'""; ""8. Conditional Transcendence: Movement between the Literal and Spiritual Levels of the Allegory of the Church""; ""9. Anagogical Allegory and Imagery: Gate of Heaven, Gate of Life, Fountain of Life""; ""10. Moral Allegory: Admonitory and Pax Portals and the Tympanum of Jaca""; ""11. Visions of Allegory: The Archivolts of Aquitaine""; ""Part Four: Secular Transformations""; ""12. The Search for the New: Politics, Pilgrimage, and Economics""; ""13. Artists and the Pursuit of Fame"" ""14. Allegory Undone: Patronage and the Shift to Representational Symbolism""""Catalogue of Romanesque Verse Inscriptions""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography of Works Cited""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Z""; ""Illustrations""
Responsibility: Calvin B. Kendall ; with photographs by Ralph Lieberman.
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