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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.

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