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DIE KOLNER KARTAUSE UM 1500: EINE REISE IN UNSERE VERGANGENHEIT (The Cologne Charterhouse around 1500: A Journey into Our Past). Rita Wagner et al. Haus der Evangelischen Kirche and Evangelische Gemeinde Koln, Cologne, 1991. Organized and published by Kolnisches Stadtmuseum, Cologne. 190 pp. with 98 ills. (13 col.). 28 x 14 cm. ISBN 3927396389 In German.
Serving in part as a guidebook to the Carthusian monastery of St. Barbara founded in 1334, this catalogue includes numerous descriptions of architectural features of the complex as well as scholarly commentaries on 135 ecclesiastical objects, paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, stained-glass panels, books, prints and other works on loan from German public collections. Five essays discuss the development and organization of the Carthusian Order, the history of the Cologne Charterhouse, the life and influence of monk Laurentius Surius (1523-1578), and the symbolic and practical functions of the monastery's gardens.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — 1400-1600 — Several Media
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054322
Paperbound $21.50    

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