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Early Gothic Saint-Denis : restorations and survivals /
Pamela Z. Blum.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1992.
xii, 187 p. : ill.
0520073711 (cloth) 0520073738 (paper)
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Berkeley : University of California Press, 1992.
0520073711 (cloth) 0520073738 (paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Absolutely fundamental for the study of the origins of Gothic sculpture. As an excellent demonstration of careful, painstaking analysis and the application of the resulting information, this study provides a model for future generations."--William W. Clark, Queens College, New York
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quality. Indeed, the well-preserved sculptural passages provide a key to the Early Gothic style as well as revealing the distinct imprints of three artists and their influences on each other. Blum's penetrating analyses of the restorative techniques and materials are accompanied by telling photograph-diagrams that distinguish the original work from that done later. Pamela Blum's investigation has relevance not only for students and scholars of medieval art but for curators and collectors as well. Anyone concerned with survivals from the past will appreciate her scrupulous detection in studying one of France's greatest monuments.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Saint-Denis in Historyp. 1
Nineteenth-Century Restorationsp. 11
The Great Tympanum of the Central Portalp. 27
The Figure of Christp. 27
The Resurrection Friezep. 31
The Apostles, Virgin, and Flanking Angelsp. 37
The Lunette with Tympanum Angelsp. 49
The Judgment and Trinity of the Center Archivoltsp. 55
The Judging Christp. 55
Angels Presenting Souls for Judgmentp. 57
Censing Angelsp. 59
The Trinityp. 60
The Damned and the Blessed of the First Archivoltp. 66
The Damned and the Tortures of Hellp. 66
Paradise, the Blessed, and the Fifth Wise Virginp. 69
The Jamb Sculptures with the Parable of the Ten Virginsp. 76
The Wise and Foolish Virgins and the Two Atlantidsp. 76
The Jamb Colonnettesp. 90
The Decorated Plinths and Basesp. 94
The Capitals and Abacip. 96
The Old Testament Patriarchs, or Elders of the Apocalypse, on the Three Outer Archivoltsp. 98
Style and Meaning in the Central Portalp. 118
Platesp. 123
Short Titles and Abbreviationsp. 148
Notesp. 149
Selected Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 183
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