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The art of devotion in the late Middle Ages in Europe, 1300-1500

Author: H W van Os; Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1994.
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"Art for private devotion, or 'props in an intimate theatre of spirituality' as Henk van Os characterizes it, includes some of the most extraordinary as well as the most beautiful objects created in the Late Middle Ages. Selecting the best preserved and most interesting examples of devotional art made in Europe in the two centuries before the Reformation, the author dramatically draws aside the veil on the prayer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Expositions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H W van Os; Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)
ISBN: 0691037930 9780691037936
OCLC Number: 30318387
Notes: Spine title: The art of devotion, 1300-1500.
"This book accompanies the exhibition ... at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 26 Novermber 1994-26 February 1995"--T.p. verso.
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: A treasury of stories: --
A new gospel --
The golden legend --
Sacred portraits; --
The culture of prayer: --
The monastery as a centre of devotion --
The city kneels --
Supply and demand --
The Van Lochorst family --
Religious tourism; --
Devotional themes: --
The virgin, the child and the crib --
Blood and wounds; --
New beginnings: --
Mantegna's Berlin 'Virgin and child'; --
'Gathered up, folded shut and packed away': two reconstructions: --
The Antwerp-Baltimore polyptych: a portable altarpiece belonging to Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy --
The Rotterdam-Edinburgh Diptych: 'Maria in Sole' and the devotion of the rosary; --
Image and imagination in the Medieval culture of prayer: a historical perspective --
Catalogue.
Other Titles: Art of devotion, 1300-1500.
Gebed in schoonheid.
Responsibility: Henk van Os ; with Eugène Honée, Hans Nieuwdorp, Bernhard Ridderbos ; translated from the Dutch by Michael Hoyle.
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"Art for private devotion, or 'props in an intimate theatre of spirituality' as Henk van Os characterizes it, includes some of the most extraordinary as well as the most beautiful objects created in the Late Middle Ages. Selecting the best preserved and most interesting examples of devotional art made in Europe in the two centuries before the Reformation, the author dramatically draws aside the veil on the prayer and meditation 'exercises' which the clergy and high-placed laity once practiced, using these objects as an aid towards their passionately desired goal of communion with Jesus. This book makes available a modern, well informed perspective on medieval religious art and iconography. It covers fundamental attitudes to images, the connection between art, relics, and visions, the relationship of public and private art, the role of local saints and religious movements."--Publisher description.

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