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Title :

Art, enclosure and the cura monialium : prolegomena in the guise of a postscript

Author :
HAMBURGER, Jeffrey F. ;
Publication year :
1992
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Provides an overview of enclosure in women's monasticism in the Middle Ages, emphasizing its limits as well as its strictures, then turns to problems of female monastic architecture. Architecture enforced enclosure and articulated its experience, yet the two topics have remained virtually distinct. Examines the role of women as patrons of art, then considers whether convents produced or possessed a visual culture as distinctive as corresponding currents within female spirituality. Despite the restrictions imposed by enclosure, nuns used images to develop and sustain a spirituality that was distinct from prevailing norms and that ultimately helped to transform them. ;
Pagination/Size :
22 ill.; 6 plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Abbaye ; Architecture ; Art ; Clôture monastique ; Moniales ; Mécénat ; Spiritualité ; 1100-1400 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Art ; Enclosure (monasticism) ; Monasteries ; Nuns ; Patronage ; Spirituality ; 1100-1400 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Gesta (Fort Tryon Park, N.Y.), 1992, 31, 2
INIST identifier :
25129420 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0016-920X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
International Center of Medieval Art, Fort Tryon Park, NY
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;