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The art and science of the church screen in medieval Europe : making, meaning, preserving

Author: Spike Bucklow; Richard Marks; Lucy Wrapson
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, 2017.
Series: Boydell studies in medieval art and architecture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The churches of medieval Europe contained richly carved and painted screens, placed between the altar and the congregation; they survive in particularly high numbers in England, despite being partly dismantled during the Reformation. While these screens divided "lay" from "priestly" jurisdiction, it has also been argued that they served to unify architectural space. This volume brings together the latest scholarship  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spike Bucklow; Richard Marks; Lucy Wrapson
ISBN: 178327123X 9781783271238
OCLC Number: 962016393
Description: xviii, 309 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations, facsimiles, plans ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Paul Binski --
Framing the Rood in medieval England and Wales / Richard Marks --
Science and the screen / Spike Bucklow --
Towards a new methodological approach for interpreting workshop activity and dating edieval church screens / Lucy Wrapson --
Texts and detexting on late medieval English church screens / David Griffith --
Sacred kingship, genealogy and the late medieval rood screen: Catfield and beyond / Julian Luxford --
West Country rood screens: construction and practice / H. Harrison and J. West --
The polychromy of Devon screens: preliminary analytical results / Lucy Wrapson and Eddie Sinclair --
Moving pictures on the Gothic choir screen / Jacqueline E. Jung --
The preserving power of Calvinism: pre-Reformation chancel screens in the Netherlands / Justin E.A. Kroesen --
Recovering the lost rood screens of medieval and Renaissance Italy / Donal Cooper --
Choir screens and rood lofts in Scandinavian parish churches before 1300 / Ebbe Nyborg.
Series Title: Boydell studies in medieval art and architecture.
Responsibility: edited by Spike Bucklow, Richard Marks and Lucy Wrapson.

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Fresh examinations of one of the most important church furnishings of the middle ages.  Read more...

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