Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Corpus of Medieval Misericords: Iberia (Medieval Architecture - Ecclesiastical) [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 153.30  
Retail Value $ 219.00  
You Save $ 65.70  (30%)  
Item Number 241218  
Buy New $153.30
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Corpus of Medieval Misericords: Iberia (Medieval Architecture - Ecclesiastical) by Elaine C. Block, Matthew Kelty, Robert K. Andrian, Terry W. Campbell, Ph.D., Kevin Pereira, Scott Preissler, Diane Thompson & Steve Thompson...

This volume examines the medieval choir stalls, especially their misericords, in the Iberian Peninsula: Portugal and Spain, most of which are extraordinarily beautiful. Fourteen churches in Spain and two in Portugal still have sets of Gothic choir stalls. These sixteen cathedrals, churches and monasteries compare with over two hundred churches with medieval choir stalls in France. The Iberian choir stalls are mainly the original sets for that church. Those at Belmonte, however, were moved from Cuenca but they were the original set at Cuenca where they were replaced by Baroque stalls. The set that was destroyed at Tomar has also not been replaced with Gothic stalls. It should also be noted that while fewer churches are surveyed in this second volume, the percentage of narrative carvings is higher in Spain than in France where many of the early carvings are foliate. 750 misericords with narrative motifs have been identified on the Iberian stalls as compared with over one thousand in France. Such comparisons indicate the richness of the Iberian stalls, which have over twice as many narrative carvings per ensemble as the French stalls. This profusion of carvings necessitates a rather lengthy iconographic index in this volume. Most of the motifs on stalls in north and central Europe are repeated on the Iberian stalls. There are, however, fewer examples of some themes and more of others. It is rare in Iberia to find a carving of a New Testament scene. No set is concerned totally with the Old Testament as at Amiens and the former set at St Victor of Paris. However, Aristotle still carries Phyllis on his back, the fox preaches to the barnyard animals, the mermaid carries her mirror and comb and the peasant carries his sack to ease the burden on the donkey. The proverbs in Spain and Portugal are mainly Flemish with some additional local sayings. We see more of Hercules in Iberia and more illness. In addition to carved misericords in Iberia, sculptures adorn the arms, dorsal panels, canopies, and partitions between the seats, arm-rests and other structural components. Some of these elements, such as canopies on the base stalls and canopy dividers (roundels or teardrop-shaped projections at the junction of the canopy with the dorsal panel on both base and high stalls) do not even exist on the choir stalls of other countries. Arm-rests in Iberia are usually elaborate and complement the motifs on the misericords. The profane carvings on these parts of the stalls are listed briefly in this volume since they are usually directly related to the misericord motifs. The battling couple may be seen not only on misericords but also on arm-rests, jouee panels, dorsal friezes and interdorsal roundels. The fable of The Fox and the Stork is repeated no less than four times on different parts of the Oviedo choir stalls. The men who carry the riches from the Promised Land on a Toledo misericord, show their fatigue by dropping their burden on a capping rail frieze. A mermaid swims on a misericord but attacking monsters surround her on a dorsal frieze. The repetition of profane carvings is unusual on choir stalls in other countries. At Hoogstraten in Belgium, however, a man gapes before the oven on a misericord and also on an arm-rest.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   276
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Weight:   2.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 30, 2005
Publisher   Brepols Publishers
ISBN  2503514995  
ISBN13  9782503514994  

Availability  0 units.

More About Elaine C. Block, Matthew Kelty, Robert K. Andrian, Terry W. Campbell, Ph.D., Kevin Pereira, Scott Preissler, Diane Thompson & Steve Thompson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Portugal
2Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Spain
3Books > Subjects > History > World > General
4Books > Subjects > History > World > Medieval

Reviews - What do customers think about Corpus of Medieval Misericords: Iberia (Medieval Architecture - Ecclesiastical)?

Be the first to write a review about Corpus of Medieval Misericords: Iberia (Medieval Architecture - Ecclesiastical)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Corpus of Medieval Misericords: Iberia (Medieval Architecture - Ecclesiastical)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy