The Art And Architecture Of English Benedictine Monasteries, 1300 1540: A Patronage History

Julian M. Luxford

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The Art And Architecture Of English Benedictine Monasteries, 1300 1540: A Patronage History

The Art And Architecture Of English Benedictine Monasteries, 1300 1540: A Patronage History By Julian M. Luxford The Art And Architecture Of English Benedictine Monasteries A Patronage History Highly Commended in the Longman History Today Book of the Year Prize The patronage of Benedictine art and architecture and the circumstances that made it possible and desirable reveal much abou

  • Title: The Art And Architecture Of English Benedictine Monasteries, 1300 1540: A Patronage History
  • Author: Julian M. Luxford
  • ISBN: 9781843831532
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Art And Architecture Of English Benedictine Monasteries, 1300 1540: A Patronage History By Julian M. Luxford Highly Commended in the Longman History Today Book of the Year Prize 2007 The patronage of Benedictine art and architecture, and the circumstances that made it possible and desirable, reveal much about the ambitions, beliefs and allegiances of both the order and those who interacted with it over, analysis of such patronage also improves our understanding of some of thHighly Commended in the Longman History Today Book of the Year Prize 2007 The patronage of Benedictine art and architecture, and the circumstances that made it possible and desirable, reveal much about the ambitions, beliefs and allegiances of both the order and those who interacted with it over, analysis of such patronage also improves our understanding of some of the most important and beautiful buildings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass and other artefacts surviving from the middle ages.In this survey, focussing on the Benedictine monasteries and nunneries in south west England including Glastonbury during the 240 years leading up to the dissolution of the religious orders under Henry VIII, the author discusses the question in terms of internal practice, initiated by Benedictine monks and nuns, and external practice, for which non monastic agents were responsible and analyses the historical circumstances affecting the commission and the purchase of art and architecture Throughout, he takes care to situate the study of buildings and their embellishment within the broader context of Benedictine culture The text is lavishly illustrated with forty five black and white plates of art, architecture and documents, many of which have not previously been reproduced Dr JULIAN M LUXFORD is Senior Lecturer at the School of Art History, St Andrews University.
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