The Making Of The Bibles Moralisées

The Making Of The Bibles Moralis es John Lowden s impressive powers of analysis and interpretation have been fully engaged with remarkably fruitful results in this important study His research sheds important new light on virtually ever

  • Title: The Making Of The Bibles Moralisées
  • Author: John Lowden
  • ISBN: 9780271019093
  • Page: 246
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  • John Lowden s impressive powers of analysis and interpretation have been fully engaged with remarkably fruitful results in this important study His research sheds important new light on virtually every major aspect of each codex individually and on the Bibles Moralis es as a genre of medieval manuscript illumination overall This brilliant scholarly work will become the John Lowden s impressive powers of analysis and interpretation have been fully engaged with remarkably fruitful results in this important study His research sheds important new light on virtually every major aspect of each codex individually and on the Bibles Moralis es as a genre of medieval manuscript illumination overall This brilliant scholarly work will become the benchmark by which all subsequent studies on the Moralized Bibles will be measured Jaroslav Folda, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill One of the most important studies of medieval manuscript illumination published in many years, Lowden s work sets a new standard for interpretive codicology In these two volumes, Lowden has laid the foundation for all future scholarship on the Bibles Moralis es Jeffrey Hamburger, University of Toronto The Bibles Moralis es are by far the richest and most complex attempt at biblical illustration ever undertaken Seven of them survive today, made primarily for the kings and queens of France between the early thirteenth and late fifteenth centuries John Lowden s pioneering two volume study brings new material to light and offers a wholly new approach to understanding the Bibles, which contain literally thousands of figures Volume I, based on exhaustive codicological analysis, considers the making and the later history of use of each of the manuscripts Volume II investigates in detail the treatment of one portion of the Bible, the Book of Ruth, in all the manuscripts Discussion is supported by many new photographs in color and black and white Together the two volumes challenge conventional wisdom about both the Bibles moralis es and the relationship of word and image in medieval culture.

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    1. 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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