The Art and Architecture of English Benedictine Monasteries, 1300-1540

The Art and Architecture of English Benedictine Monasteries, 1300-1540

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Oxbow says: Subtitled `A Patronage History', this book examines the commissioning and financing of works of art and architecture in the Benedictine monasteries and nunneries of south-west England from 1300 to the Dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. Julian Luxford's revised thesis looks at both internally commissioned works by members of the Benedictine orders, and external commissions by royalty, nobility and sub-nobility, as well as gifts and bequests. In doing so, he not only provides insights into the nature of Benedictine art and architecture of the period and the circumstances of patronage, but also probes into the motives and ambitions of those that commissioned works, at the attitudes of the Benedictine order towards art, at artistic taste, and lay attitudes towards the orders, in other words, at different forms of human behaviour. This study is based largely on primary sources; the wide range of documentary evidence includes inventories and catalogues, registers, wills, histories, and Antiquarian accounts, alongside surviving works from manuscript decoration to stained glass.(1) How does the patronage of Benedictine art and architecture in the west of England change over the period 1300a€“1540? In answering this question, it is ... which ends c.1307. On the basis of what we know, it may be Art Architecture_8. pdf.


Title:The Art and Architecture of English Benedictine Monasteries, 1300-1540
Author: Julian M. Luxford
Publisher:Boydell Press - 2005-01-01
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