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by Jeffrey Hamburger

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Jeffrey Hamburger
ISBN: 0520203860
ISBN13: 978-0520203860
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (May 30, 1997)
Pages: 352
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Jeffrey F. Hamburger's groundbreaking study of the art of female monasticism explores the place of images and .

Jeffrey F. Hamburger's groundbreaking study of the art of female monasticism explores the place of images and image-making in the spirituality of medieval nuns during the later Middle Ages. Working from a previously unknown group of ry devotional drawings made by a Benedictine nun for her cloistered companions, Hamburger discusses the distinctive visual culture of female communities. His presentation of the "visual culture of the convent" makes a fundamental contribution to the history of medieval art and, more generally, of late medieval monasticism and spirituality.

Nuns as Artists: The Visu. has been added to your Cart. This groundbreaking book explores, in unprecedented detail, the distinctive visual culture of female communities, a genre never before given serious attention by art historians. The group of works discussed, a previously undiscovered group of devotional drawings by a Benedictine nun in the later Middle Ages, also includes illuminated manuscripts, prints, textiles, and metalwork. This book carefully reconstructs the artistic traditions that were fundamental to the lives of cloistered women. Hamburger (born 1957) is an American art historian specializing in medieval religious art and illuminated . Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. Hamburger (born 1957) is an American art historian specializing in medieval religious art and illuminated manuscripts. In 2000 he joined the faculty of Harvard University, where in 2008 he was appointed the Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture. Hamburger received his . . and P. from Yale and has previously held professorships at Oberlin College and the University of Toronto. The Rothschild Canticles: Art and Mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland circa 1300 New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.

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Charles L. Stinger University at Buffalo, State University ofNew York Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture ofa Medieval Convent. Berkeley: University of California Press. Nuns as Artists offers an adventurous analysis of eleven drawings by a Benedictine nun of S. alburg in Eichstätt ca. 1500 for devotional use by her sisters. Hamburger (born 1957) is an American art historian specialising in Medieval religious art and illuminated manuscripts. He is currently the Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture at Harvard University. John the Divine: The Deified Evangelist in Medieval Art and Theology. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Similar books and articles. Nuns' Chronicles and Convent Culture in Renaissance and Counter-Reformation Italy. The Visual and the Visionary: Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval GermanyJeffrey F. Hamburger. Joanna E. Ziegler - 2002 - Speculum 77 (1):184-186. John Martin Robinson. Jeffrey Hamburger - 1994 - Speculum 69 (1):246-247. Creating Cistercian Nuns:The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne. Caroline Walker Bynum.

Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent. Jeffrey F.

By Jeffrey F. Hamburger's book itself is aesthetically delightful, with twelve vivid color plates and 118 black-and-white illustrations. California Studies in the History of Art, vol. 37. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1997. Art historical studies often aim "high," portraying fine art on a grand scale by insisting on historical antecedents and analogues. This study of a set of single-leaf drawings from late medieval Franconia aims "low" and in doing so attains monumental scope. The author guides his readers effortlessly through fine, detailed descriptions and a painstaking delineation of his argument.

Jeffrey F. Hamburger's groundbreaking study of the art of female monasticism explores the place of images and image-making in the spirituality of medieval nuns during the later Middle Ages. Working from a previously unknown group of late-fifteenth-century devotional drawings made by a Benedictine nun for her cloistered companions, Hamburger discusses the distinctive visual culture of female communities. The drawings discovered by Hamburger and the genre to which they belong have never been given serious consideration by art historians, yet they serve as icons of the nuns' religious vocation in all its complexity. Setting the drawings and related imagery―manuscript illumination, prints, textiles, and metalwork―within the context of religious life and reform in late medieval Germany, Hamburger reconstructs the artistic, literary, and institutional traditions that shaped the lives of cloistered women.Hamburger convincingly demonstrates the overwhelming importance of "seeing" in devotional practice, challenging traditional assumptions about the primacy of text over image in monastic piety. His presentation of the "visual culture of the convent" makes a fundamental contribution to the history of medieval art and, more generally, of late medieval monasticism and spirituality.
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Xanna
An exquisite book in every way. Hamburger's arguments are spun with cosmic refinement, letting the whole mediaeval spirit reign human and beautiful, and focusing on its treasures - the mediaeval convent and the women religious whose work as artisans of devotion remains to this day an urgent interest. The story is unheard of, and soaked with succinct scholarship. The writing's uncommonly beautiful, full of intellectual fervor, but as mild as the Jesu of the women whose remarkable images still astonish after hundreds of years. The red Christ is a pure doctrinal exegisis for every age, and a real find. Hamburger draws the right relationship between the nuns' art, their lives of profession, and essential information about the religious' interior relationship to the wider Church throughout the high Middle Ages. His fondness for and ready assent to the vitality of the art of the nuns of St Walburg only shows his scholarship more clearly. Nothing gets in the way, and the illustrations from beginning to end are unforgettable. A large section of full color plates (including the red Christ) in the center of the book, and the vital b/w illustrations are closeup, and a critical part of a captivating story. We're told as much about our own age by this masterful book as we are the world of gifted cloistered women, and the implications of that are far-reaching.
spark
Sadly, there is NOT a large section of color images, just a few pages. Without color these pictures do not convey much. Perhaps I feel this way because I am a visual artist, but I need to see the color to understand these images. There is no place online that I can find that offers these images in color.

Do not buy this book thinking that its pictures are worth much. Perhaps the words will have enough value for others to make it worth its high price, but for me it was a sad disappointment.
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