By ElizabethCarson Pastan
Borrowing its identify from Madeline Harrison Caviness's influential paintings at the modes of seeing articulated through the twelfth-century cleric Richard of Saint Victor, this interdisciplinary assortment brings jointly the paintings of thirty students from England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the U.S.. every one writer has contributed an unique article that engages with rules formulated in Caviness's wide-ranging scholarship. The historiographic creation discusses subject matters in Caviness's guides and their value for artwork ancient and medieval reviews at the present time. The book's thematic matrix teams jointly essays fascinated with: the cloth item, Documentary Reconstruction, Post-Disciplinary techniques, a number of Readings, Gender and Reception, Performativity, textual content and photograph, accumulating and intake, and Politics and beliefs. The participants comprise curators, paintings historians, historians, and literary students. Their topics diversity from medieval stained glass to the nineteenth-century Gothic Revival, the Sachsenspiegel, and Mel Gibson's the eagerness of the Christ. Many foreground problems with gender, reception, and textuality, that have permeated Caviness's scholarship. a few additionally current methods to websites which have been the topic of vital reports via Caviness, together with Canterbury, Chartres, Reims, Saint-Denis, Sens, and Troyes. the amount deals a extensive diversity of methodological techniques to key themes within the research of medieval imagery and therefore highlights the power of the sphere today.