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Perspectives on Medieval ArtLearning through Looking

Published by GILES in association with the Museum of Biblical Art, New York

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Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 224 pages, 250 x 210mm (8¼ x 10in.), portrait

Illustrations — 90 colour illustrations

Format — Hardback

ISBN — 978-1-904832-69-0

Book Details (pdf) — Perspectives-AI-LR.pdf

Press Release — Perspectives on Medieval Art: Seeing the Medieval...

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"This is a wonderful book for students" Sacramento Book Review Based on the proceedings of the symposium, Seeing the Medieval: Realms of Faith/Visions for Today, held at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA)

About the Book

Perspectives on Medieval Art: Learning through Looking examines medieval art from a number of different viewpoints to reveal how the art of the Middle Ages provides a unique insight into the wider issues of medieval politics and culture, as well as society’s longing for ecclesiastical drama, the desires of patrons, the wider social framework and distinct regional aesthetics. Contributions from leading theologians and historians, including Thomas Cahill, Margot Fassler and Robin Jensen, variously study life and art in the Middle Ages, why the Medieval period matters today and how Medieval art speaks to a 21st-century audience. Scholars from different disciplines consider individual works of art simultaneously and examine the whole subject of teaching medieval art from museum to divinity school, to the university and college classroom.

About the Author(s)

Dirk Breiding is an assistant curator in the Department of Arms and Armor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Thomas Cahill is author of the best-selling series The Hinges of History® and has taught at Queens College, Fordham University, and Seton Hall University. Margot Fassler is Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy at the University of Notre-Dame; Ena Giurescu Heller is executive director of MOBIA. Robin M. Jensen is the Luce Chancellor’s Professor in the History of Christian Art and Worship at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee; Kathryn Kueny is director of the Religious Studies Program and clinical associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University. C. Griffith Mann is the chief curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art; Mary C. Moorman is a PhD candidate and lecturer in Systematic Theology at Southern Methodist University; Patricia C. Pongracz is curator-at-large at MOBIA and an adjunct professor at the College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey; Xavier John Seubert is Thomas Plassmann Distinguished Professor for Art and Theology at St. Bonaventure, New York. Nancy Wu is the museum educator at the Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.