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Rorimer, James J., "Medieval Monuments at The Cloisters as They Were and as They Are"

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Rorimer, James J., "Medieval Monuments at The Cloisters as They Were and as They Are"

Rorimer, James J., "Medieval Monuments at The Cloisters as They Were and as They Are"
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1972 | ISBN: 0870990268/0870990276 | English | PDF | 81 pages | 14.53 Mb

Medieval Monuments at The Cloisters: As They Were and As They Are, which first appeared in 1941, has been in need of enlargement and reissue for a number of years. My husband had planned to bring the book up to date, and to that end he made outlines, prepared photographs, and discussed with members of the Museum’s medieval staffwhich monuments acquired since 1941 warranted inclusion. Having already been involved with the preliminaries, the staff helped me to complete this project on which I had assisted in an editorial and secretarial sense before my husband’s death in 1966.

A few words will make plain the nature of the book. First, “monuments” are considered to be elements that incorporate or support or enclose, as distinct from elements that can be readily moved. Second, the descriptive material is almost entirely pictorial. What the monuments represented and looked like in Europe and what they look like here—the before and the now—have been transmitted by the camera or draftsman. In each instance the survival of visual evidence has been a criterion for inclusion, although in the absence of a picture an ancient written account might have served.
Introduction
Introduction to the First Edition

The Cuxa Cloister

The Saint-Guilhem Cloister

The Bonnefont Cloister

The Trie Cloister

The Chapter House from Pontaut

The Doorway from Moutiers-Saint-Jean

The Doorway from Reugny

The Ciborium from Santo Stefano

Elements from the Choir of the Church of Notre-Dame-du-Bourg at

Langon

The Apse from San Martin de Fuentiduena

The Fresco from San Juan de Tredos

The Frescoes from San Pedro de Arlanza

The Adoration Group from Cerezo de Riotiron

The Doorway from San Leonardo al Frigido

The Annunciation from the Pulpit of San Piero Scheraggio

The Effigy of Jean d'Alluye

The Tombs of the Counts of Urgel

The Virgin from the Choir Screen of Strasbourg Cathedral

The Stained-Glass Window from the Carmelite Church at Boppard

The Abbeville Woodwork

The Sens Windows and the Froville Arcade


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