The Utrecht Psalter in Medieval Art: Picturing the Psalms of David Koert van der Horst

ISBN: 9781872501697

Published: January 1st 1996

Hardcover

271 pages


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The Utrecht Psalter in Medieval Art: Picturing the Psalms of David  by  Koert van der Horst

The Utrecht Psalter in Medieval Art: Picturing the Psalms of David by Koert van der Horst
January 1st 1996 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 271 pages | ISBN: 9781872501697 | 9.15 Mb

The Utrecht Psalter, one of the great survivals of the Carolingian Renaissance, was made about 820-835 at the Benedictine monastery of Hautvilliers and decorated with 166 dynamic, almost impressionistic pen drawings which are masterly interpretationMoreThe Utrecht Psalter, one of the great survivals of the Carolingian Renaissance, was made about 820-835 at the Benedictine monastery of Hautvilliers and decorated with 166 dynamic, almost impressionistic pen drawings which are masterly interpretation of the Psalter text. In 1996 it was exhibited in Utrecht, alongside related manuscripts such as the Aachen and Ebbo Gospels, the Byzantine Khludov Psalter and the later English Harly and Eadwine Psalters, copied in Canterbury when the Utrecht Psalter was for some centuries in England.

Five scholarly essays, designed for a wide-ranging readership, include a discussion of Carolingian cultural achievements- an analysis of the Psalter itself and its place in the history of book production- an overview of medieval Psalter illustration in both Byzantium and the West- and an exa- mination of the English copies of the Utrect Psalter in the later Middle Ages. This publication focuses on the Utrecht Psalter and incorporates five scholarly essays, designed for a wide-ranging readership, including a discussion of Carolingian cultural achievements- an analysis of the Psalter itself and its place in the history of book production- an overview of medieval Psalter illustration in both Byzantium and the West- and an examination of the English copies of the Utrect Psalter in the later Middle Ages.

This is a hugely rewarding book, beautifully produced, scholarly and extre mely readable. It not only serves as an excellent guide to the complexities of the Utrecht Psalter, but is an interesting contribution to the continuing debate on the nature of the relationship between text and image in medieval art. The Art Book.



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