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Parker, Elizabeth C., "The Cloisters: Studies in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary"

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Parker, Elizabeth C., "The Cloisters: Studies in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary"

Parker, Elizabeth C., "The Cloisters: Studies in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary"
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1992 | ISBN: 0870996355 | English | PDF | 484 pages | 95.84 Mb

In 1988, The Cloisters celebrated its fiftieth anniversary as a branch museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Devoted to the art of medieval Europe, The Cloisters is a twentieth-century museum designed in a style evocative of medieval architecture. Its combination of medieval and modern architectural elements, organized around arcades of five medieval cloisters, creates a unique and sympathetic context for the exhibition of sculpture, metalwork, textiles, and painting. This contextual approach has been enormously influential in introducing medieval art to the American public. The opportunity for both visitor and scholar to examine works of art in evocative settings has informed and inspired viewers since the Museum's opening in 1938. The collection continues to grow in a wide-ranging fashion, as exemplified by the recently acquired Langobardic reliefs and fourteenth-century stained glass from the Austrian castle chapelat Ebreichsdorf, which are examined here.

A two-day scholarly symposium marked the fiftieth anniversary of The Cloisters, bringing together fifteen distinguished scholars from Europe and North America. Jointly sponsored by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the International Center of Medieval Art, the symposium offered discussions of The Cloisters' history as well as concise papers emphasizing new research on specific works of art in the collection. Keynote papers by Ilene H. Forsyth and Willibald Sauerlander presented provocative critical reviews of the present state of research on Romanesque and Gothic art—the predominant strengths of the collection. Their appraisals and proposals for new directions of research confirm the rapidly changing and challenging state of medieval art scholarship. Symposium participants have revised their papers for publication, and contributions by members of the Museum's staff have been added. The twenty-two studies presented in this commemorative volume demonstrate the methodological diversity confronting the field of medieval art history. As a group, they offer an extraordinary tribute to the significance of The Cloisters Collection.
Foreword
Philippe de Montebello, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Preface
W. Eugene Kleinbauer, Past President, The International Center of Medieval Art

Preface
William D. Wixom, Chairman, The Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters

Color Plates

The Monumental Arts of the Romanesque Period: Recent Research
Ilene H. Forsyth, The University of Michigan

Gothic Art Reconsidered: New Aspects and Open Questions
Willibald Sauerländer, Zentralinstitut fur Kunstgeschichte

The Cloisters or the Passion for the Middle Ages
Hubert Landais, Directeur Honoraire des Musees de France

Five Crucial People in the Building of The Cloisters
William H. Forsyth, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Four Langobardic Marble Reliefs Recently Acquired by The Cloisters
Beat Brenk, Universitat Basel

The Frescoes of San Pedro de Arlanza
Walter Cahn, Yale University

The Epiphany Relief from Cerezo de Riotiron
Elizabeth Valdez del Alamo, Montclair State College

A Pair of Limoges Candlesticks in The Cloisters Collection
Barbara Drake Boehm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Guennol Triptych and the Twelfth-Century: Revival of Jurisprudence
William S. Monroe, New York University

The Twelfth-Century Ornamental Windows of Saint-Remi in Reims
Madeline H. Caviness, Tufts University

In quinto scrinio de Cupro, A Copper Reliquary Chest Attributed to Canterbury: Style, Iconography, and Patronage
William D. Wixom, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Development of the Canterbury Chest
Pete Dandridge, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Resurrexit: A Rediscovered Monumental Sculptural Program from Noyon Cathedral
Charles T. Little, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Moutiers-Saint-Jean Portal in The Cloisters
Neil Stratford, The British Museum

The St. Germain Windows from the Thirteenth-Century Lady Chapel at Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Mary B. Shepard, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Two Grisaille Glass Panels from Saint-Denis at The Cloisters
Jane Hayward, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Reliquary of Elizabeth of Hungary at The Cloisters
Danielle Gaborit-Chopin, Musee du Louvre

"Sancti Nicolai de fontibus amoenis" or "Sti. Nicolai et Fontium Amenorum": The Making of Monastic History
Timothy B. Husband, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Stained Glass from Ebreichsdorf and the Austrian "Ducal Workshop"
Eva Frodl-Kraft, Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi

Six Gothic Brooches at The Cloisters
Katharine Reynolds Brown, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Beginnings of the Belles Heures
John Plummer, The Pierpont Morgan Library and Princeton University

A Late Gothic Sculpture from Italy: The Savona Altarpiece in The Cloisters
Lisbeth Castelnuovo-Tedesco, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Barbara Drake Boehm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Beat Brenk, Universität Basel

Katharine Reynolds Brown, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Walter Cahn, Yale University

Lisbeth Castelnuovo-Tedesco, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Madeline H. Caviness, Tufts University

Pete Dandridge, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ilene H. Forsyth, The University of Michigan

William H. Forsyth, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Eva Frodl-Kraft, Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi

Danielle Gaborit-Chopin, Musée du Louvre

Jane Hayward, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Timothy B. Husband, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hubert Landais, is Directeur honoraire des Musées de France

Charles T. Little, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

William S. Monroe, New York University

John Plummer, The Pierpont Morgan Library and Princeton University

Willibald Sauerlander, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Mary B. Shepard,, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Neil Stratford, The British Museum

Elizabeth Valdez del Alamo, Montclair State College

William D. Wixom, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Parker, Elizabeth C., "The Cloisters: Studies in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary"