History of Art


HART0077 Civilizations of the Book - suggested reading

Alexander, Jonathan J. G. Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of Work. Yale University Press, 1992. Read chapters 1 and 2.

Clemens, Raymond and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies Cornell University Press, 2007. Read chapters 1, 2, 4 and 5

Dawes, Gregory W. Introduction to the Bible. Volume 1. Liturgical Press, 2007. Read the “Introduction” and the first chapter on “The Origins of the Bible.”

Marsden, Richard and E. Ann Matter, eds. The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 2, From 600 to 1450. Cambridge University Press, 2012. Read chapter 25.

Paget, James C. and Joachim Schaper, eds. The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 1, From the Beginnings to 600. Cambridge University Press, 2013. Read chapters 3 and 4.

Weitzmann, Kurt, ed. Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century. Metropolitan Museum of Art; Yale University Press, 1979. This book can be downloaded for free from the website of the Metropolitan Museum. Read the essays on “Abbreviated representations” and “Narrative representations” in Chapter V.