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HIMMEL, HOLLE, FEGEFEUER: DAS JENSEITS IM MITTELALTER (Heaven, Hell, Purgatory: The Afterlife in the Middle Ages). Peter Jezler et al. Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne, 1994. Organized by Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich, in association with Schnutgen-Museum, Cologne. Published in association with Verlag Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Zurich, and Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich. Second, revised edition. 452 pp. with 405 ills. (75 col.). 28 x 25 cm. LC 95-145964 ISBN 3770529642 In German.
Surveying representations of heaven, hell and purgatory in the art of the Middle Ages and examining the impact of medieval views of death and the afterlife on social and economic practices of the period, this catalogue presents illustrations and scholarly analyses of 171 paintings, manuscripts, prints, sculptures and other works along with 15 wide-ranging essays that discuss such topics as the theological origins of images of hell, the role of illuminated prayer books in preparing for the afterlife, the introduction of portraits of patrons into religious tableaux, and the influence of the concept of purgatory on funeral rituals.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 300 A.D.-1400, 1400-1600 — Several Media
Plans: 01,06,15
Worldwide Number: 024660
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