Illuminated Prophet Books

Illuminated Prophet Books By John Lowden, Illuminated Prophet Books The book takes as its starting point a small group of illuminated manuscripts made in Byzantium in the tenth to thirteenth centuries These are fully illustrated here for the first time and described
  • Title: Illuminated Prophet Books
  • Author: John Lowden
  • ISBN: 9780271006048
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Illuminated Prophet Books By John Lowden, The book takes as its starting point a small group of illuminated manuscripts made in Byzantium in the tenth to thirteenth centuries These are fully illustrated here for the first time, and described in detail This material provides the opportunity to discuss fundamental questions about the way all artist of this period worked and were trained, and what their intentionsThe book takes as its starting point a small group of illuminated manuscripts made in Byzantium in the tenth to thirteenth centuries These are fully illustrated here for the first time, and described in detail This material provides the opportunity to discuss fundamental questions about the way all artist of this period worked and were trained, and what their intentions and expectations were.The study moves from a brief theoretical introduction, explaining the choice of material, to a preliminary overview of the group Each manuscript is then discussed in detail, in an attempt to show how and why it has come to look the way it does Analysis then proceeds in an ever widening spiral, moving from the individual manuscripts, to the relationship within the group, to possible connections with art from the West to the Christian Orient, from the Early Christian period to the fourteenth century, and, finally, to the possibility of lost material unlike that which survives This broad survey raises crucial questions about how artists knew what to paint and how we should approach the material left for study The answers proposed here, in emphasizing the importance of an artist s workshop training, the evidence for artistic originality, and the necessity to build hypotheses on the basis of surviving material, represent an approach to manuscripts which can be broadly applied.The originality of the artist and the uniqueness of the work of art concepts often assumed to be unimportant before the Renaissance are revealed here, not merely in the manuscripts of the group but throughout the Byzantine world and beyond its frontiers.
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    1. John Lowden

      After studying English as an undergraduate at Cambridge, John Lowden took the MA 1977 and PhD 1980 at The Courtauld He had a temporary appointment in art history at St Andrews, before joining the academic staff of The Courtauld in 1982 He is active nationally and internationally as a member of scientific committees Anjou Bible Leuven , advisory boards chair, Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, British Library , and as a supervisor of doctoral research As director of the Research Centre for Illuminated Manuscripts he seeks to facilitate and forward research in relevant areas He is convenor of the Leuven Lille London study group, which has met annually since 1999 The Making of the Bibles Moralis es, was awarded the 2002 Gruendler Prize for the best book in medieval studies His Early Christian and Byzantine Art now in its sixth impression has been translated into French, Greek, Japanese and Korean He has been a British Academy Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow 1992 93 , and he gave the Grinfield Lectures in the University of Oxford 1996 98 He is currently co investigator with Dr Scot McKendrick British Library on the AHRC funded ROYAL project 2008 2011 , and director of the privately funded Gothic Ivories Project at The Courtauld 2008 2011 He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, and Perspective La revue de l INHA He was elected member of the Academia Europaea in 2006.

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