RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 841672043 LA English T1 Medieval treasures from Hildesheim A1 Barnet, Peter., Brandt, Michael,, Lutz, Gerhard., Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), YR 2013 SN 9780300196993 0300196997 9781588394972 1588394972 AB "Hildesheim, Germany, was a leading center of art between 1000 and 1250, when outstanding precious works, such as the larger-than-life size Ringelheim Crucifix, illuminated manuscripts lavishly bound in jeweled covers, and a monumental bronze baptismal font, were commissioned for its churches and cathedral. In 1985, UNESCO designated St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church in Hildesheim a world cultural heritage site, recognizing them as monuments of medieval art with exceptionally rich treasures. Despite its significance, Hildesheim's incomparable collection of medieval church furnishings is little known outside of Germany. This book provides the first comprehensive examination in English of the city's treasures, its leading role in the art of the Middle Ages, and its churches' history of commissioning and collecting outstanding objects. Highlighting fifty precious and rare works, this book beautifully illustrates some of the great masterpieces of medieval church art."--Publisher's description.