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The benedictional of Æthelwold, by Robert Deshman

Label
The benedictional of Æthelwold
Title
The benedictional of Æthelwold
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Deshman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this significant contribution to the study of illuminated manuscripts, Robert Deshman explores in detail one of the great works of medieval art, the sumptuously illustrated Benedictional commissioned by the powerful Anglo-Saxon bishop, AEthelwold of Winchester (963-84). A seminal work in the formation of the "Winchester style," the manuscript embodies a highly intricate and often novel presentation of images. Deshman considers the iconography, style, ornament, and text against the backdrop of their pictorial, literary, and liturgical sources. This enables him then to anchor the work within the patron's historical and cultural context: his monastic reforms, his culting of saints, his political ideals, the ideological connotations of earlier artistic styles - and, most important, his unusual hermeneutic modes of thought and visualization, wherein extremely abstruse theological concepts are reified in clouds, architecture, drapery, and even ornament. Employing traditional art historical tools, Deshman nonetheless develops an innovative methodological thesis, that specific visual and conceptual motifs run through the large and varied cycle of images, tying them together in a complex, multilayered program. This programmatic pictorial technique, "cycle symbolism," occurs in an exceptionally systematic fashion in AEthelwold's manuscript, but was used widely in medieval art. Deshman's analysis offers a new way of looking at and understanding picture cycles, one that has fundamental methodological implications for the entire field of manuscript illumination
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deshman, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND3362.5
LC item number
.D47 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in manuscript illumination
Series volume
9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • British Library
  • Aethelwold
  • Ethelwold
  • Aethelwold
  • @Aethelword (saint), 0908?-0984
  • AEthelwold
  • Ethelwold (Heiliger)
  • Catholic Church
  • !!!GESPERRT!!!London
  • British library
  • London
  • Benedictionals
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Anglo-Saxon
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Romanesque
  • Bénédictionnaires
  • Église catholique
  • Enluminure anglo-saxonne
  • Enluminure romane
  • Benedictionals
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Anglo-Saxon
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Romanesque
  • Liturgics
  • Liturgische boeken
  • Miniaturen (handschriften)
  • Saint Æthelwold Benedictional
  • Benedictionale
  • Buchmalerei
  • Illustration
  • Église catholique
  • Bénédictionnaires
  • Enluminure anglo-saxonne (peuple germanique)
  • Enluminure romane
  • Manuscrits à peintures anglo-saxons
  • Benedictionale
  • Illustration
  • England
  • England
Label
The benedictional of Æthelwold, by Robert Deshman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 109
  • Ch. 4
  • The Sources and Structure of the Cycle
  • 159
  • Ch. 5
  • The Monastic Program
  • 170
  • Ch. 6
  • The Royal Program
  • 192
  • Ch. 1
  • Ch. 7
  • The Benedictional and the Winchester Style
  • 215
  • Appendix 1.
  • Description, Reconstruction, and Date of the Benedictional of AEthelwold
  • 257
  • Appendix 2.
  • The Copy Relationship to the Brunswick Casket
  • 262
  • Appendix 3.
  • The Miniatures of the Infancy and Baptism of Christ
  • The Copy Relationship to the Benedictional of Archbishop Robert
  • 267
  • 9
  • Ch. 2
  • The Miniatures of the Later Life of Christ
  • 57
  • Ch. 3
  • The Miniatures of the Saints
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 287 p., [116] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691043869
Isbn Type
(CL : alk. paper)
Lccn
94036661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31207227
  • (OCoLC)ocm31207227
Label
The benedictional of Æthelwold, by Robert Deshman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 109
  • Ch. 4
  • The Sources and Structure of the Cycle
  • 159
  • Ch. 5
  • The Monastic Program
  • 170
  • Ch. 6
  • The Royal Program
  • 192
  • Ch. 1
  • Ch. 7
  • The Benedictional and the Winchester Style
  • 215
  • Appendix 1.
  • Description, Reconstruction, and Date of the Benedictional of AEthelwold
  • 257
  • Appendix 2.
  • The Copy Relationship to the Brunswick Casket
  • 262
  • Appendix 3.
  • The Miniatures of the Infancy and Baptism of Christ
  • The Copy Relationship to the Benedictional of Archbishop Robert
  • 267
  • 9
  • Ch. 2
  • The Miniatures of the Later Life of Christ
  • 57
  • Ch. 3
  • The Miniatures of the Saints
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 287 p., [116] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691043869
Isbn Type
(CL : alk. paper)
Lccn
94036661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31207227
  • (OCoLC)ocm31207227

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