skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

New book on Medieval Screens

last modified Apr 28, 2017 12:01 PM
The Art and Science of the Church Screen in Medieval Europe: Making, Meaning, Preserving published

Spike Bucklow, Lucy Wrapson and Richard Marks are editors and contributors to a new book, The Art and Science of the Church Screen in Medieval Europe: Making, Meaning, Preserving published by Boydell and Brewer. The book contains fresh examinations of one of the most important church furnishings of the middle ages-the painted screen. 

The churches of medieval Europe contained richly carved and painted screens, placed between the altar and the congregation; they survive in particularly high numbers in England, despite being partly dismantled during the Reformation. While these screens divided "lay" from "priestly" jurisdiction, it has also been argued that they served to unify architectural space. This volume brings together the latest scholarship on the subject , exploring in detail numerous aspects of the construction and painting of screens, it aims in particular to unite perspectives from science and art history. Examples are drawn from a wide geographical range, from Scandinavia to Italy.

For more information, see the Boydell and Brewer website.

Contributors: Paul Binski, Spike Bucklow, Donal Cooper, David Griffith, Hugh Harrison, Jacqueline Jung, Justin Kroesen, Julian Luxford, Richard Marks, Ebbe Nyborg, Eddie Sinclair, Jeffrey West, Lucy Wrapson.

« July 2017 »
July
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031

RSS Feed Latest news

Conservation Blog now available

Jun 22, 2017

Conservators at the Fitzwilliam Museum have started a blog.

A Brush with Royalty

May 24, 2017

The Hamilton Kerr Institute has just completed the restoration of two portraits attributed to Nicholas Hilliard

HKI wins 2017 Museum and Heritage Award

May 18, 2017

Conservators at the Hamilton Kerr Institute have won the 2017 Museums and Heritage Award for Restoration/Conservation for their Restoration of Sebastiano's Adoration of the Shepherds.

View all news