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Queens in Stone and Silver: The Creation of a Visual Imagery of Queenship in Capetian France - The New Middle Ages (Hardback)
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Queens in Stone and Silver: The Creation of a Visual Imagery of Queenship in Capetian France - The New Middle Ages (Hardback)

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Hardback 278 Pages / Published: 11/08/2009
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The first study to juxtapose medieval effigy tombs and personal seals, the two forms of cultural patronage through which royal women crafted a visual imagery for queenship in twelfth- and early thirteenth-century France.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403969903
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 505 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm


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"[This book] should be required for art historians interested in women s patronage and their self-expression and self-definition through their commissions and for historians who work on queens." - Speculum

"Nolan has discovered compelling connections between the representations of living queens on their seals, and of dead queens on their tombs. She goes beyond recent quibbling over patronage and portraits, to argue a broader significance for these seals and tomb effigies in relation to the reputation and artistic control of several royal women. Though the objects of her study are visual works, she builds upon and complements the recent work of historians, and scholars of literature. In a framework of current gender studies and feminist theory, she uses these case studies to re-examine modern views of the ways women s authority is manifested in cultural production." - Madeline H. Caviness, Mary Richardson Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History, Tufts University

"This path-finding work is essential reading for anyone interested in Gothic art and architecture. With so many of her queens of stone and silver now destroyed, Nolan takes an active voice in guiding the reader through historical documentation, related monuments, and modern scholarship to understand these important works of female agency. Thoughtful and innovative, Nolan s approach allows these self-portrayals to emerge as dynamic entities, dramatically changing our perspective of Gothic art in the bargain." - Mary B. Shepard, Friends University

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