Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim
Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim  -     By: Michael Brandt
Buy Item $6.99 Retail: $24.95 Save 72% ($17.96)
In Stock
Stock No: WW196993
Metropolitan Museum of Art / 2013 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart


Wishlist

Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim

Metropolitan Museum of Art / 2013 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW196993


Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 0300196997
ISBN-13: 9780300196993

Publisher's Description

Hildesheim, Germany, was a leading center of art between 1000 and 1250, when outstanding precious works, such as the larger-than-life size Ringelheim Crucifix, illuminated manuscripts lavishly bound in jeweled covers, and a monumental bronze baptismal font, were commissioned for its churches and cathedral. In 1985, UNESCO designated St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Michael’s Church in Hildesheim a world cultural heritage site, recognizing them as monuments of medieval art with exceptionally rich treasures.
 
Despite its significance, Hildesheim’s incomparable collection of medieval church furnishings is little known outside of Germany. This book provides the first comprehensive examination in English of the city’s treasures, its leading role in the art of the Middle Ages, and its churches’ history of commissioning and collecting outstanding objects. Highlighting fifty precious and rare works, this book beautifully illustrates some of the great masterpieces of medieval church art.

Author Bio

Peter Barnet is Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge, department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Michael Brandt is director, Hildesheim Cathedral Museum. Gerhard Lutz is curator, Hildesheim Cathedral Museum.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.