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Images in ivory : precious objects of the Gothic Age

Author: Peter Barnet; Detroit Institute of Arts.; Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Institute of Arts ; Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
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The publication conveys to the reader the major changes that occurred in art and society during the Gothic period and the rise of ivory carving for both religious and secular purposes. Organized chronologically, the catalogue tells the story of the development of this art form; the people who carved, commissioned, and made use of ivories in the Middle Ages; and the impact historical developments had on the growth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Barnet; Detroit Institute of Arts.; Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)
ISBN: 0691016119 9780691016115 0691016100 9780691016108
OCLC Number: 36083660
Notes: Exhibition held at Detroit Institute of Arts, Mar. 9-May 11, 1997 and at Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Md., June 22-Aug. 31, 1997.
Description: xii, 332 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 32 cm
Contents: Images in Ivory Essays. I. Gothic Sculpture in Ivory: An Introduction / Peter Barnet. II. Ivory and Ivory Workers in Medieval Paris / Elizabeth Sears. III. Symbiosis across Scale: Gothic Ivories and Sculpture in Stone and Wood in the Thirteenth Century / Paul Williamson. IV. The Polychrome Decoration of Gothic Ivories / Danielle Gaborit-Chopin. V. Popular Romances Carved in Ivory / Richard H. Randall, Jr. VI. Gothic Ivory Carving in Germany / Charles T. Little. VII. Narrative Structure and Content in Some Gothic Ivories of the Life of Christ / Harvey Stahl --
Catalogue of the Exhibition. The First Gothic Ivories (nos. 1-17). Paris and Other Centers: Devotional Objects (nos. 18-50). Secular Objects and the Romance Tradition (nos. 51-64). New Developments in Ivory and Bone Carving (nos. 65-79). Epilogue: Pastiches, Revivals, Forgeries, and Open Questions (nos. 80-93).
Responsibility: Peter Barnet, editor ; essays by Peter Barnet [and others].
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The publication conveys to the reader the major changes that occurred in art and society during the Gothic period and the rise of ivory carving for both religious and secular purposes. Organized chronologically, the catalogue tells the story of the development of this art form; the people who carved, commissioned, and made use of ivories in the Middle Ages; and the impact historical developments had on the growth and eventual demise of the art form.

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