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Agency, visuality and society at the Chartreuse de Champmol /
Sherry C.M. Lindquist.
imprint
Aldershot, Hampshire ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2008.
description
xviii, 251 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
ISBN
9780754660460 (hbk.)
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imprint
Aldershot, Hampshire ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2008.
isbn
9780754660460 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6377706
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-239) and index.
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Grounded in archival sources, this interdisciplinary study explores the profound historical significance of the mausoleum of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy-the Chartreuse de Champmol. Although the monument is well known as the site of pivotal works of art by Claus Sulter, Melchior Broederlam, Jean de Beaumetz and others, until now art historians have not considered how these works functioned at the center of a complex social matrix. Sherry Lindquist here considers the sacred subjects of the various sculptures and paintings not merely as devotional tools or theological statements, but as profoundly influential social instruments that negotiated complex interactions of power.Lindquist's sophisticated discussion coordinates analysis of primary sources with the most up-to-date scholarship in the field of art history, not only with respect to late medieval Burgundian art, but also to more theoretical questions pertaining to reception.
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This study explores the profound historical significance of the mausoleum of the Valois Dukes of Burgandy - the Chartreuse de Champmol. The author considers the sacred subjects of the various sculptures and paintings not merely as devotional tools or theologic statements, but as social instruments that negotiated interactions of power.
Main Description
Grounded in archival sources, this interdisciplinary study explores the profound historical significance of the mausoleum of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy the Chartreuse de Champmol. Sherry Lindquist here considers the sacred subjects of the art works (by such artists as Claus Sulter, Melchior Broederlam, Jean de Beaumetz, among others) not merely as devotional tools or theological statements, but as profoundly influential social instruments that negotiated complex interactions of power.
Table of Contents
A note on the sources
Introduction
The monument
Agency
Visuality
Society
Works cited
Index
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