Image and Belief: Studies in Celebration of the Eightieth Anniversary of the Index of Christian Art (Publications of the Department of Art & Archaeolo

Image and Belief: Studies in Celebration of the Eightieth Anniversary of the Index of Christian Art (Publications of the Department of Art & Archaeolo

By: Colum Hourihane (editor)Paperback

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The Index of Christian Art, founded in 1917, is today recognized as the premier resource for Christian and medieval iconography up to 1400. To mark its eightieth anniversary, seventeen scholars contributed papers to this volume, which focuses on the Index's twin strengths: iconography and methodology. From the heterogeneous imagery of the Crusaders to the repellent iconography of social rejection, from the significance of gruesome torture scenes to the moral precepts that shaped the enigmatic Ashburnham Pentateuch, the studies in the first part of Image and Belief provide stimulating examples of recent research in iconography. With the growing application of computer databases and the Internet to the field of art history, the process of describing and classifying the subjects of art has become even more important and controversial. The papers in the second part of this volume deal with this critical area, giving analytical proposals for improving art-historical standards through computerization. They also provide case histories of specific applications, including the use of a database of Dutch printers' devices to reveal the long-hidden meaning of a major painting by Rubens. Particular attention is given to the use of ICONCLASS in iconographic description and to demonstrations of the improved capabilities of the new Iconclass2000 browser.The contributors are Adelaide Bennett, Hans Brandhorst, James D'Emilio, Gerda Duifjes-Vellekoop, John Fleming, Jaroslav Folda, Giovanni Freni, Cynthia Hahn, Debra Hassig, Avril Henry, Lutz Heusinger, Andreas Petzold, Helene Roberts, Alison Stones, Carol Togneri, Peter van Huisstede, Jorgen van den Berg, and Dorothy Hoogland Verkerk.

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Prefaces ix Notes on the Contributors xiii List of Illustrations xvii Abbreviations xxv COLUM HOURIHANE Introduction 3 PART 1. ICONOGRAPHY JAROSLAV FOLDA Problems in the Iconography of the Art of the Crusaders in the Holy Land: 1098-1291/1917-1997 11 DEBRA HASSIG The Iconography of Rejection: Jews and Other Monstrous Races 25 ALISON STONES Nipples, Entrails, Severed Heads, and Skin: Devotional Images for Madame Marie 47 DOROTHY HOOGLAND VERKERK Moral Structure in the Ashburnharn Pentateuch 71 ADELAIDE BENNETT A Woman's Power of Prayer versus the Devil in a Book of Hours of ca. 1300 89 CYNTHIA HAHN Interpictoriality in the Limoges Chasses of Stephen, Martial, and Valerie 109 ANDREAS PETZOLD Of the Significance of Colours: The Iconography of Colour in Romanesque and Early Gothic Book Illumination 125 JAMES D'EMILIC Looking Eastward: The Story of Noe at Monreale Cathedral 135 GIOVANNI FRENI The Architecture and Sculpture of the Portal of the South Side of Arezzo Cathedral 151 AVRIL HENRY Daring Conflation? A Difficult Image in the Genesis Sequence of the Eton Roundels (Eton College, Ms. 177, f. 2r) 169 JOHN V. FLEMING The Personal Appropriation of Iconographic Forms: Two Franciscan Signatures 205 PART 2. METHODOLOGY LUTZ HEUSINGER How to Improve Art-Historical Services 215 HELENE E. ROBERTS The Persistence of Mythological, Religious, and Literary Narratives as Subjects of Works of Art 227 PETER VAN HUISSTEDE The Iconography of The Ship of State by Peter Paul Rubens: A Variant on the Theme Hercules am Scheidewege 243 CAROL TOGNERI ICONCLASS and Its Application to Primary Documents 259 HANS BRANDHORST Ululas Athenas: Owls to Athens 271 JURGEN VAN DEN BERG AND GERDA G. J. DUIJFJES-VELLEKOOP Translating ICONCLASS and the Connectivity Concept of the Iconclass2000 Browser 291 Index 307

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  • publication date: 12/04/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780691010038
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 342
  • ID: 9780691010038
  • weight: 1228
  • ISBN10: 069101003X

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