The 15th and 16th centuries were a time of great artistic and architectural achievement in England reflected in such buildings as St. George's Chapel in Windsor and Henry VIII's palace at Hampton Court. This large, well-illustrated book which accompanies a major new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, discusses and describes the wealth and prosperity of England at this time through some of the major artworks of the late medieval period. Eleven essays explore aspects of politics, war and public life, religion, patronage, production and craftmanship, music, kingship and queenship, followed by a thematic catalogue that takes both artefacts from the exhibition and more besides accompanied by short introductions on subjects such as images of royalty, royal books, arts of combat, urban landscape, merchants, dress and adornment, private devotion, pilgrimage and the art of death. This is a stunning book that celebrates the diversity of the period in artistic terms, its insular and international outlook, conservatism mixed with experimentation, encompassing 'the good, the bad and the downright ugly'. Contributors to the book include:
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Richard Marks is Professor of Art History at the University of York, having previously been Director of the Burrell Collection in Glasgow. He is a leading medieval historian and has published widely. Paul Williamson is Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass at the V&A. He was involved in the organization of The Age of Chivalry: Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400 (London, 1987-88). He is the author of many books, most recently Netherlandish Sculpture 1450-1550 (V&A Publications 2002), and has written extensively on sculpture and medieval art.
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Book Description V & A Publications, 2003. Soft Cover. Book Condition: brand new. Contains 410 color plates and 65 black & white illus.; still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Bookseller Inventory # 1364