Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Object of Devotion Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum During the later Middle Ages England had a thriving art industry that produced religious alabaster sculptures in large numbers and exported them to virtually every country in Europe Despite the succe

  • Title: Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Author: Paul Williamson Fergus Cannan Eamon Duffy Stephen Perkinson Lynn K. Rogerson
  • ISBN: 9780883971567
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • During the later Middle Ages, England had a thriving art industry that produced religious alabaster sculptures in large numbers and exported them to virtually every country in Europe Despite the success and scale of this industry, however, English alabasters have remained a neglected art form Alabaster is a remarkable and attractive material for a sculptor to work with.During the later Middle Ages, England had a thriving art industry that produced religious alabaster sculptures in large numbers and exported them to virtually every country in Europe Despite the success and scale of this industry, however, English alabasters have remained a neglected art form Alabaster is a remarkable and attractive material for a sculptor to work with It is a fine grained, rare form of gypsum, superficially resembling marble, but with a softer, deeper translucent glow and a creamy, yellow ochre finish Because the material was soft and easy to carve, and was found in large quantities beneath the soil of the English Midlands, medieval English sculptors worked this mineral resource extensively from the late fourteenth century until the Reformation in the 1530s, creating lively, spirited reliefs for altarpieces and devotional figures Object of Devotion examines the creation and use of medieval alabaster sculpture in England and throughout Europe and its lasting influence on the art historical canon This book will appeal to museum audiences, art lovers, scholars, and researchers interested in medieval art and culture Object of Devotion Exhibition Schedule December 2, 2010 January 16, 2011 Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida February 5 May 15, 2011 Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine September 3 November 13, 2011 Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas December 3, 2011 February 12, 2012 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey March 3 May 13, 2012 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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    1. To be fair, the book is beautiful. Full color glossed photos of each piece in the traveling collection make my dear little medievalist heart patter, even after I saw the real things. But the editing is SO BAD, which is why I knocked off a star. There are typos all over the place and one entry is even missing its inset figure. How did the editors skip that? It's sort of important, given that it's referenced at least three times through the other items. Fail, editors.The book itself really is pret [...]

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