Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Higher Contemplation: Sacred Meaning in the Christian Art of the Middle Ages” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
Higher Contemplation: ...
 
by
Stephen N. Fliegel
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Higher Contemplation: Sacred Meaning in the Christian Art of the Middle Ages

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  4 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Understanding Christian art of the Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages, religious art had a variety of functions and was prevalent in churches, public spaces, and private homes. Sculptures and paintings were used as altarpieces, movable images, choir screens, piers or niches, and reliquaries. They were placed behind, above, or near altars as well as on pulpits, lecterns, bui
...more
Hardcover, 115 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Kent State University Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Higher Contemplation, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Higher Contemplation

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Caleb
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Higher Contemplation is a nice introduction to the religious symbolism of Medieval art in Europe. I wish I had read this before going to Paris and Jerusalem. Most of the book's examples come from the Cleveland Museum of Art, which has a small but apparently world renowned collection of Medieval art (for historical reasons). It is interesting to see pieces that are often overshadowed by works in major European museums like the Louvre, but the focus can at times feel limiting. Still, this is a ver ...more
Jo Burl
rated it really liked it
Jan 11, 2013
Christina
rated it it was amazing
Jul 24, 2017
Margaret
rated it liked it
Dec 01, 2014
Jackie
marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2012
Yvonne
marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2015
Theaardvark01
marked it as to-read
May 24, 2018
Jill Courser
marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »