Art in England: The Saxons to the Tudors: 600-1600 [Hardback]

Sara N. James(Author)

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ISBN: 9781785702235 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2016 | Language: English 352p, H11 x W8.5, 270 illustrations
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Art in England


Art in England fills a void in the scholarship of both English and medieval art by offering the first single volume overview of artistic movements in Medieval and Early Renaissance England. Grounded in history and using the chronology of the reign of monarchs as a structure, it is contextual and comprehensive, revealing unobserved threads of continuity, patterns of intention and unique qualities that run through English art of the medieval millennium. By placing the English movement in a European context, this book brings to light many ingenious innovations that focused studies tend not to recognize and offers a fresh look at the movement as a whole. The media studied include architecture and related sculpture, both ecclesiastical and secular; tomb monuments; murals, panel paintings, altarpieces, and portraits; manuscript illuminations; textiles; and art by English artists and by foreign artists commissioned by English patrons.

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"A detailed and enthusiastic account [...] James's discussions provide detailed analyses of techniques used in objects' construction, and of the styles and symbolism employed during their decoration."
Carly Hilts
(Issue 323. February 2017)

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