1st Edition

Prague and Bohemia Medieval Art, Architecture and Cultural Exchange in Central Europe

By Zoe Opacic Copyright 2009
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book explores the remarkable flourishing of art and architecture in Bohemia, and Prague as it became the political centre of Charles IV's Holy Roman Empire. It focuses on cultural exchange and the links that can be traced through the artwork across Europe.

    1. Introduction. Medieval Prague, Bohemia and their Neighbours: New Perspectives and Connections 2. England and Bohemia in the Time of Anne of Luxembourg: Dynastic Marriage as a Precondition for Cultural Contact in the Late Middle Ages 3. The Church of St Bartholomew at Kyje 4. Romanesque Prague and New Archaeological Discoveries 5. The House at the Stone Bell: Royal Representation in Early-Fourteenth-Century Prague 6. Our Lady in Nuremberg, All Saints Chapel in Prague, and the High Choir of Prague Cathedra 7. The Choir Triforium of Prague Cathedral Revisited: The Inscriptions and beyond 8. Peter Parler’s Choir of St Bartholomew in Kolín and the Art of ‘Articulation’ 9. Prague – Vienna – Košice: The Church of St Elizabeth in Košice and Vault Design in the Generation after Peter Parler 10. The Example of Prague in Europe’? the Case of the ‘Habsburg Windows’ from St Stephen’s in Vienna in the Context of Dynastic Rivalry in Late-Fourteenth-Century Central Europe 11. Paysage moralisé: The Zderad Column in Brno and the Public Monument in the Later Middle Ages 12. Karlstein Castle as a Theological Metaphor 13. Vying for Supremacy: The Cults of St Wenceslas and St Stanislas in Early-Fourteenth-Century Cracow 14. Arbor vitae and Corpus Christi: An Example of Chasuble Iconography from Late-Medieval Central Europe in the Context of the Mass 15. Some Remarks on the Aristocratic Patronage of Franciscan Observants in Jagiellonian Bohemia 16. Josef Mocker and Prague’s Medieval Landscape (1872–1899)


    Zoe Opacic is Senior Lecturer in History and Theory of Architecture at Birkbeck, University of London.