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The heroic age of Gothic invention : art, artifice and the decorated style 1290-1350

Author: Paul Binski
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Focusing on one of the greatest periods of English art and architecture, this book includes arguments about the role of invention, making and the powers of Gothic art. It locates what became known as  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Binski
ISBN: 9780300204001 0300204000
OCLC Number: 1011846440
Description: ix, 454 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Mode invention and means. The heroic horizons of pre-Decorated art --
Gothic invention --
Money and motive --
The aesthetics of Decorated style. Invention energized: scale and allegory --
Artifice and allure --
Solomon's house: wonder at Ely --
The English abroad --
Artifice, authority and figuration. The pleasures of unruling --
The true vine --
Responsibility: Paul Binski.


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Winner of the 2015 Historians of British Art Book Prize for a single-author work relating to a period before 1800. -- Book Award * Historians of British Art *

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