Book ID: CBB988369772

The Bronze Object in the Middle Ages (2016)

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Ittai Weinryb (Author)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 305 pages
Language: English

This book presents the first full length study in English of monumental bronzes in the Middle Ages. Taking as its point of departure the common medieval reception of bronze sculpture as living or animated, the study closely analyzes the practice of lost wax casting (cire perdue) in western Europe and explores the cultural responses to large scale bronzes in the Middle Ages. Starting with mining, smelting, and the production of alloys, and ending with automata, water clocks and fountains, the book uncovers networks of meaning around which bronze sculptures were produced and consumed. The book is a path-breaking contribution to the study of metalwork in the Middle Ages and to the re-evaluation of medieval art more broadly, presenting an understudied body of work to reconsider what the materials and techniques embodied in public monuments meant to the medieval spectator.

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Authors & Contributors
Jiang, Xiaoyuan
Liu, En-yuan
Zhu, Yanping
Liu, Yanxiang
Jia, Haixin
Qian, Wei
Journals
Guangxi Minzu Xueyuan Xuebao
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Archaeometry
Antiquity
Zhongguo Keji Shiliao (China Historical Materials of Science and Technology)
Publishers
Springer
Pentagon Press
University of Nebraska Press
Concepts
Bronze
Metallurgy
Metal casting
Technology
Metals and metallic compounds
East Asia, civilization and culture
Time Periods
Ancient
Prehistory
Han dynasty (China, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.)
Early modern
Zhou dynasty (China, 1122-221 B.C.)
Shang dynasty (China, ca. 1766-1027 B.C.)
Places
China
Liaoxi region (China)
Xinjiang Region (China)
South America
Italy
France
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