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America Goes to War: The Civil War and Its Meaning in American Culture

by Bruce Catton

A fascinating study of the first modern war and its effect on American Culture.


Rome and Religion in the Medieval World: Studies in Honor of Thomas F.X. Noble

by Valerie L. Garver & Owen M. Phelan

Rome and Religion in the Medieval World provides a panoramic and interdisciplinary exploration of Rome and religious culture. The studies build upon or engage Thomas F.X. Noble’s interest in Rome, especially...


Architecture and the Historical Imagination: Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, 1814-1879

by Martin Bressani

Hailed as one of the key theoreticians of modernism, Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc was also the most renowned restoration architect of his age, a celebrated medieval archaeologist and a fervent champion of...


Medieval Bosa

by Fernanda Poli

The book provides an updated reading on the fortification of the city of Bosa, and the castle church, the Palatine chapel of the judges of Arborea, from an architectural and artistic perspective. Particular...


Saccargia

by Fernanda Poli

The book provides a detailed description of the architectural structure and the different phases of construction of the monastic complex. Particular attention is devoted to the pictorial cycle, to the architectural...


Masterpieces of Illuminated Letters and Borders

by W. R. Tymms & M. D. Wyatt

Rare letters and borders that once enhanced medieval bibles and other rare manuscripts are ornamented with exquisite florals, curvilinear motifs interwoven with religious figures, and other exquisite embellishments....


376 Decorative Allover Patterns from Historic Tilework and Textiles

by Charles Cahier & Arthur Martin

Magnificent, rare collection based on faithful reproductions of patterns dating from Middle Ages, Renaissance, late European and Islamic cultures. Florals, animals, birds, geometrics.


Medieval Tile Designs

by John Gough Nichols

132 royalty-free motifs: crosses, churches, fleur-de-lis, stylized plant forms, mythological creatures, stars, abstract and geometric figures, other authentic elements.


Medieval Ornament and Design

by Jules Gailhabaud

Encompassing a broad range of architectural styles and elements, this impressive sourcebook contains 200 striking illustrations — from decorative panels and gawking gargoyles to exquisite stained glass and...


Treasury of Medieval Illustrations

by Paul Lacroix & Carol Belanger Grafton

The realms and reveries of the Middle Ages unfold in more than 750 black-and-white illustrations. Includes magnificent renderings of warriors, scholars, musicians, architecture, business and recreation, mythical...


Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century

by Emile Mâle

Classic by noted art historian focuses on French cathedrals of the 13th century as apotheosis of medieval style. Iconography, bestiaries, illustrated calendars, gospels, secular history, many other aspects....


Costume and Ornament of the Middle Ages in Full Color

by Henry Shaw

From knights in battle and ladies playing the harp and organ, to Richard II in royal robes, this splendid archive documents clothing styles and decorative accessories used during the medieval period. 210 full-color...


Visions of Camelot: Great Illustrations of King Arthur and His Court

by Jeff A. Menges

This collection of 148 color and black-and-white illustrations presents unique interpretations of the enduringly popular Arthurian legends by a variety of artists, including Wyeth, Beardsley, Flint, and Pyle....


Doré's Knights and Medieval Adventure

by Gustave Dore & Jeff A. Menges

This original collection assembles 86 of Doré's best depictions of knights and their adventures from Idylls of the King, Don Quixote, Orlando Furioso, Michaud's History of the Crusades, Rabelais, and other...


William Blake's Divine Comedy Illustrations: 102 Full-Color Plates

by William Blake

Commissioned in 1824 — just three years before his death — Blake's sublime watercolors are peerless interpretations of Dante's vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven and range from finished pieces to rough...


Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

by Henry Adams & Raymond Carney

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the...


Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography

by Robert A. Faleer

Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography presents a thoroughly researched bibliographic guide to monographic, serial, archival, and graphical resources that deal with all aspects...


Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

by Joseph Shatzmiller

Demonstrating that similarities between Jewish and Christian art in the Middle Ages were more than coincidental, Cultural Exchange meticulously combines a wide range of sources to show how Jews and Christians...


Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Dynamic Patterns in Texts and Images

by Giselle de Nie & Thomas F.X. Noble

Our imagination reveals our experience of ourselves and our world. The late philosopher of science and poetry Gaston Bachelard introduced the notion that each image that comes to mind spontaneously is a visual...


Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Culture

by Elma Brenner & Meredith Cohen

In medieval society and culture, memory occupied a unique position. It was central to intellectual life and the medieval understanding of the human mind. Commemoration of the dead was also a fundamental Christian...