The Gothic Image: Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century
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The Gothic Image: Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century

Emile Male's book aids understanding of medieval art and medieval symbolism, and of the vision of the world which presided over the building of the French cathedrals. It looks at French religious art in the Middle Ages, its forms, and especially the Eastern sources of sculptural iconography used in the cathedrals of France. Fully illustrated with many footnotes it acts as a useful guide for the student of Western culture.

Title:The Gothic Image: Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0064300323
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:448 pages

    The Gothic Image: Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century Reviews

  • Kalliope
    Dec 30, 2012

    Should it be reassuring that I used, years ago, the same book that Proust carried with him when he set himself to follow Ruskin's trail on Gothic architecture?My Professor on the subject was also a Ru...

  • Jessica Strider
    Jun 21, 2015

    Illustrated Edition, Translated by Dora Nussey from the third French edition, published in 1913; 1958Pros: tons of information packed into 400 pages, goes over all the main sources and stories depicte...

  • ^
    Jan 27, 2015

    I think that I can probably now say that I’ve read this book in its entirety; even if my achievement has actually been spread over a number of stages over a number of years. I have been betrayed by ...

  • Thom Dunn
    Dec 30, 2009

    Basic text and good starting point for the study of Medieval iconography....