The Insular Tradition

The Insular Tradition

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Provides a variety of perspectives on the Christian art of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon residents of Great Britain and Ireland during the early Middle Ages. The 14 essays are from a May 1991 symposium in Kalamazoo, Michigan called to explore the various ways tradition becomes part of insular art and art history and to highlight the importance of cross-discipline contacts. Among the topics are some iconographic problems with the Bewcastle Cross, worthy women on the Ruthwell Cross, some principles of survival and revival, the Echternach Lion, recent finds of enameled buckles, and innovation and conservation in Romanesque Irish metalwork. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORaquot;A breadth of interdisciplinary voicesaquot; discuss how geographical insularity - specifically that of Britain and Ireland - has affected artistic tradition.

Title:The Insular Tradition
Author:Catherine E. Karkov, Michael Ryan, Robert T. Farrell
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1997


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