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The lithic garden : nature and the transformation of the medieval church

Author: Mailan S Doquang
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The lithic garden' addresses the formal, symbolic, and ideological functions of foliate ornament in medieval French churches, offering remarkable new insights on the complex relationship between organic and figural sculptures, interior and exterior design, sacred and profane spaces, and artistic form and liturgy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mailan S Doquang
ISBN: 0190631791 9780190631796
OCLC Number: 1002289952
Description: xi, 257 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The foliate frieze as architectonic framing device --
Paradise found --
The true vine --
The golden vine --
The garden : an afterword.
Responsibility: Mailan S. Doquang.

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Well written and persuasively argued, The Lithic Garden succeeds in bringing thoughtful, sustained consideration to an often overlooked, yet staple, motif in medieval architectural decoration. * Read more...

 
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