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The gothic screen : space, sculpture, and community in the cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400

Author: Jacqueline E Jung
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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"This book reveals how Gothic choir screens, through both their architecture and sculpture, were vital vehicles of communication and shapers of community within the Christian church"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline E Jung
ISBN: 9781107022959 1107022959
OCLC Number: 847609263
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards: for Art History and Criticism 2013.
Description: xix, 282 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I. The screen as structure: 1. The choir screen as partition. 2. The choir screen as bridge. 3. The choir screen as frame --
Part II. Sculpture on the screen: 4. Women, men and the social order. 5. Jews, Christians and the question of the individual. 6. Nobles, peasants and the vernacular mode.
Responsibility: Jacqueline E. Jung.

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