Materia y acción en las catedrales medievales (ss. IX-XIII) / Material and Action in European Cathedrals (9th-13th centuries)

Construir, decorar, celebrar / Building, decorating, celebrating

£56.00
S2853
9781407315928
Gerardo Boto Varela and César García de Castro Valdés
2017
Hist., Artistic & Arch'l Stud. on Medieval EU, 1
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Description

Este libro pretende contribuir al esclarecimiento de propiedades materiales, disposiciones visuales y aptitudes ceremoniales de una selección representativa de catedrales medievales, entendidas como patrimonio vertebral de la construcción de la compleja y plural identidad europea. Los análisis contenidos en estas páginas examinan los contextos históricos y artísticos en los que surgieron diferentes catedrales. Los estudios aquí reunidos nacen de la conciencia de que algunos de nuestros monumentos catedralicios aún requieren una relectura bajo ópticas diferentes y complementarias. Hemos pretendido ensanchar vías de estudio relativas a la fabricación de los marcos arquitectónicos, pero también del uso ritual de las catedrales operadas entre los siglos IX y XIII. Así, partiendo de los datos disponibles sobre la historia constructiva de cada edificio, se razonan algunas de las morfogénesis y metamorfosis que registra la misma. Para allanar ese conocimiento, se ha indagando sobre los motivos cultuales, devocionales, funcionales o de visualización teológica que pudieron, de un modo u otro, alterar la configuración originaria y dirigir las actuaciones reformadoras. El resultado ha sido elocuentemente plural. This book is intended to help shed light on the material properties, visual layouts and ceremonial attributes of a representative selection of medieval cathedrals - the buildings that provide a physical foundation for the construction of the complex and plural European identity. The analyses in this collection examine the historical and artistic contexts in which different cathedrals emerged. The papers collected here were born of the realisation that some of our cathedral monuments still require further examination, under different and complementary lenses. The authors have tried to expand the channels of enquiry relating to both the architectural influences and the ritual uses of cathedrals built from the 9th to 13th centuries. They have used the data available on the construction history of each building to attempt to explain the reasons behind its morphogenesis and metamorphosis. To strengthen this knowledge, they have investigated the theological imagery and the devotional and functional motives that, taken together, altered each cathedral’s original configuration. The results have been tellingly diverse.

371 pages, Illustrated throughout in black and white: 5 tables, 269 figures

Gerardo Boto Varela is professor of Medieval Art at the Universitat de Girona (Spain) and director of the TEMPLA research group. His research focuses on the dynastic pantheons, the spatial, pictorial and liturgical aspects of Spanish architecture from the 10th to the 13th centuries, and the culture of memory in the Middle Ages. César García De Castro Valdés is an archaeologist at the Museo Arqueológico de Asturias (Oviedo, Spain). He is a doctor of History and his research centres on Medieval architecture, sculpture, painting and precious metalwork in the western kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula. He is currently studying the episcopal complex of Oviedo from its origins until the 13th century. Gerardo Boto Varela es profesor de Arte Medieval en la Universidad de Girona (España), director del grupo de investigación TEMPLA. Sus investigaciones se centran en los aspectos espaciales, pictóricos y litúrgicos de la arquitectura española de los siglos X al XIII, así como en los panteones dinásticos y la cultura de la memoria en la Edad Media. César García De Castro Valdés es Arqueólogo del Museo Arqueológico de Asturias (Oviedo, España). Doctor en Historia, su investigación se ocupa de la arquitectura, escultura, pintura y orfebrería de la Alta Edad Media en los reinos occidentales de la Península Ibérica. En la actualidad estudia el grupo episcopal ovetense desde su origen hasta el siglo XIII.

Contributors: Patrícia Alho, Gerardo Boto Varela, Stéphanie Diane Daussy, Joan Figuerola Mestre, César García de Castro Valdés, Joan C. Gavaldà y Bordes, Andreas Hartmann-Virnich, Heike Hansen, José Juste Ballesta, Esther Lozano López, Laila Monge Simeón, Montserrat Pagès Paretas, Bruno Phalip, Nicolas Reveyron, Jordi J. Romera Cid, Claudia Rückert, Christian Sapin, Marta Serrano Coll, Marc Sureda i Jubany, Rebecca Swanson, Carlotta Taddei, Arnaud Timbert, Màrius Vendrell

Reviews: ‘The authors have contributed a huge amount of new data. This work is very valuable for the width of its scope as well as for the specific contributions in each paper. In my opinion, it will be at the same time an update and a turning point in the study of medieval cathedrals.’ Dr Alejandro Garcia Aviles, Universidad de Murcia
‘I consider this book a really significant contribution. The fact that the book is written in several languages contributes to its potential to reach a wide audience. It also opens new lines of research in some areas which, until now, were non-existent in Europe.’ Anonymous reviewer

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