Mosaics in the medieval world: from late antiquity to the fifteenth century

James, Liz (2017) Mosaics in the medieval world: from late antiquity to the fifteenth century. Cambridge University Press, New York. ISBN 9781107011984

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Abstract

In this book, Liz James offers a comprehensive history of wall mosaics produced in the European and Islamic middle ages. Taking into account a wide range of issues, including style and iconography, technique and material, and function and patronage, she examines mosaics within their historical context. She asks why the mosaic was such a popular medium and considers how mosaics work as historical 'documents' that tell us about attitudes and beliefs in the medieval world. The book is divided into two part. Part I explores the technical aspects of mosaics, including glass production, labour and materials, and costs. In Part II, James provides a chronological history of mosaics, charting the low and high points of mosaic art up until its abrupt end in the late middle ages. Written in a clear and engaging style, her book will serve as an essential resource for scholars and students of medieval mosaics.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > NK1160 Decoration and ornament. Design
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > NK3600 Other arts and art industries > NK3700 Ceramics
Depositing User: Fiona Allan
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 10:40
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2021 15:23
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73107
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