Word And Image: The Art Of The Early Middle Ages, 600-1050, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Word And Image

The Art Of The Early Middle Ages, 600-1050, 1st Edition

By William J. Diebold

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This up-to-date, reliable introductory account and interpretation of early medieval art combines art, history, and ideas from around 600 to 1050. Diebold describes diversity and complexity of early medieval art by examining the relationship of word and image. The concept of word and image is broad enough to encompass the Anglo-Saxon art and oral cu

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: THE CHARACTER OF EARLY MEDIEVAL ART, 1 BOOKS FOR THE ILLITERATE? ART IN AN ORAL CULTURE, 2 ART IN THE SERVICE OF THE WORD, 3 BOOKS FOR THE ILLITERATE? MEANING IN EARLY MEDIEVAL ART, 4 THE CRISIS OF WORD AND IMAGE, 5 INSCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES: ARTIST AND PATRON IN THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES, CONCLUSION: "BROTHER, WHAT Do You THINK OF THIS IDOL?"

About the Author

William J. Diebold is associate professor of art history and humanities at Reed College. He has curated a number of exhibitions on medieval art, and he has written many articles and reviews for scholarly journals. Diebold received a Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in 1984-1986 and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in 1994-1995. He was Chair at the College Art Association meetings in 1995 and 1997.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART000000
ART / General
ART015000
ART / History / General