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Plotting Gothic. Stephen Murray. University of Chicago Press, 2014. 300 pp. 42 ills. 27 x 19 cm. LC 2014-19940 ISBN 9780226191805 In English.
Publisher's description: A historian of medieval art and architecture with a rich appreciation of literary studies, Stephen Murray brings all those fields to bear in presenting a new way of understanding the great Gothic churches of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries: as rhetorical constructs. Plotting Gothic begins by positioning the rhetoric of the Gothic as a series of plots, or stories intended for visitors, then extends that concept to the relationship between a building, its audience, and the many interlocutors involved in that relationship, such as builders, scholars, tour guides, and resident clergy. What were the rhetorical commonplaces that such interlocutors used to interpret the Gothic when it was new? Drawing on building records and personal recollections of architects and churchmen, Murray traces common analogies between rhetoric and architectural space that date back to late antiquity, then shows how those links were translated into wood, stone, and space under specific local conditions. The resulting book offers an invigorating new way to understand some of the most lasting achievements of the medieval era.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 300 A.D.-1400 — Architecture — Gothic
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 161057
Hardcover $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.
Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages. Robert Mills. University of Chicago Press, 2015. 420 pp. 89 ills. (11 col.). 26 x 19 cm. LC 2014-23239 ISBN 9780226169125 In English.
Publisher's description: During the Middle Ages in Europe, some sexual and gendered behaviors were labeled ''sodomitical'' or evoked the use of ambiguous phrases such as the ''unmentionable vice'' or the ''sin against nature.'' How, though, did these categories enter the field of vision? How do you know a sodomite when you see one? In Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages, Robert Mills explores the relationship between sodomy and motifs of vision and visibility in medieval culture, on the one hand, and those categories we today call gender and sexuality, on the other. Challenging the view that ideas about sexual and gender dissidence were too confused to congeal into a coherent form in the Middle Ages, Mills demonstrates that sodomy had a rich, multimedia presence in the period--and that a flexible approach to questions of terminology sheds new light on the many forms this presence took.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 300 A.D.-1400 — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 161065
Hardcover $55.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.
THE ROMAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY AND ITS INFLUENCE: A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO JOHN PETER WILD. Reprint. Ed. by Penelope Walton Rogers et al. Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2014. Original edition published 2001. Published in the U.S.A. by Oxbow Books, Philadelphia. 224 pp. with 134 ills. 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781782977407 In English.
Indexing: Western, Ancient Mediterranean, Europe — 300 A.D.-1400 — Textile/Fiber Arts
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 164314
Paperbound $35.00 Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.

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