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The "things of greater importance" : Bernard of Clairvaux's Apologia and the medieval attitude toward art, Conrad Rudolph

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The "things of greater importance" : Bernard of Clairvaux's Apologia and the medieval attitude toward art
Title
The "things of greater importance"
Title remainder
Bernard of Clairvaux's Apologia and the medieval attitude toward art
Statement of responsibility
Conrad Rudolph
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Rudolph, Conrad
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1090 or 1091-1153
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Bernard
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  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Bernard
Label
The "things of greater importance" : Bernard of Clairvaux's Apologia and the medieval attitude toward art, Conrad Rudolph
Instantiates
Publication
Note
English and Latin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction. Translation of Apologia ; Previous scholarship on the Apologia -- 2. The "things of greater importance". Art to attract donations : the monastic investment. The process of the monastic investment in art : Gauzlin of Fleury and Suger of Saint-Denis ; Art for the honor of God and the obligation to spend ; The response : piety and poverty -- Art to attract donations : the liturgical artwork. Bernard's categories of excess ; The liturgical artwork and the sensory saturation of the holy place -- Art to attract donations : the equation between excessive art and holiness -- Art as opposed to the care of the poor. The sale of liturgical art for the relief of the poor ; Resistance to art as a burden to the poor ; Expenditure on art as similar to almsgiving -- Art as a spiritual distraction to the monk. Art as a spiritual distraction ; Art as a spiritual aid ; Bernard's concept of artistic distraction -- 3. The Apologia and the art of the orders of Cluny and Cîteaux. The capitals of the cloister of Moissac. Instances of Bernard's fourteen examples ; Instances of Bernard's three iconographical categories -- The second Bible of Saint-Martial, and the Bible of Stephen Harding and the Moralia in Job of Cîteaux. Instances of Bernard's fourteen examples ; Instances of Bernard's three iconographical categories ; Frequency, effect, and the distractive quality of art ; Quantity : finial heads and full bodies ; Variety : symmetrical pairs and hybridity ; Narrative : incoherent violence and spiritual struggle ; Other artistic factors -- 4. To whom the Apologia was addressed. Cluny, the Cluniacs, and the non-Cluniac traditional Benedictines -- The new ascetic orders and the Cistercians. The new ascetic orders ; The Cistercians -- 5. Conclusion -- Appendix 1: The origin of the Apologia. Public letters prior to the Apologia ; The immediate origin of the Apologia -- Appendix 2: The text and translation of the Apologia with art historical commentary. The Apologia ad Guillelmum Abbatem ; Art historical commentary on the Apologia
Control code
20932780
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780812281811
Lccn
89021480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1333868
Label
The "things of greater importance" : Bernard of Clairvaux's Apologia and the medieval attitude toward art, Conrad Rudolph
Publication
Note
English and Latin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction. Translation of Apologia ; Previous scholarship on the Apologia -- 2. The "things of greater importance". Art to attract donations : the monastic investment. The process of the monastic investment in art : Gauzlin of Fleury and Suger of Saint-Denis ; Art for the honor of God and the obligation to spend ; The response : piety and poverty -- Art to attract donations : the liturgical artwork. Bernard's categories of excess ; The liturgical artwork and the sensory saturation of the holy place -- Art to attract donations : the equation between excessive art and holiness -- Art as opposed to the care of the poor. The sale of liturgical art for the relief of the poor ; Resistance to art as a burden to the poor ; Expenditure on art as similar to almsgiving -- Art as a spiritual distraction to the monk. Art as a spiritual distraction ; Art as a spiritual aid ; Bernard's concept of artistic distraction -- 3. The Apologia and the art of the orders of Cluny and Cîteaux. The capitals of the cloister of Moissac. Instances of Bernard's fourteen examples ; Instances of Bernard's three iconographical categories -- The second Bible of Saint-Martial, and the Bible of Stephen Harding and the Moralia in Job of Cîteaux. Instances of Bernard's fourteen examples ; Instances of Bernard's three iconographical categories ; Frequency, effect, and the distractive quality of art ; Quantity : finial heads and full bodies ; Variety : symmetrical pairs and hybridity ; Narrative : incoherent violence and spiritual struggle ; Other artistic factors -- 4. To whom the Apologia was addressed. Cluny, the Cluniacs, and the non-Cluniac traditional Benedictines -- The new ascetic orders and the Cistercians. The new ascetic orders ; The Cistercians -- 5. Conclusion -- Appendix 1: The origin of the Apologia. Public letters prior to the Apologia ; The immediate origin of the Apologia -- Appendix 2: The text and translation of the Apologia with art historical commentary. The Apologia ad Guillelmum Abbatem ; Art historical commentary on the Apologia
Control code
20932780
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780812281811
Lccn
89021480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1333868

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