Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 144, indexed, plus158 b/w photographic plates. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #22428
The major Romanesque buildings of Provence have long been regarded as relatively late works. Using the abundant documentary evidence, and by studying the architectural sculpture, the author suggests that the Provencal School in fact developed in the late 11th and early 12th centuries, and traces the detailed evolution of the sculptural and architectural styles, distinguishing various workshops, which are followed from building to building. Provence can now be seen as one of the major areas of Romanesque development, and the new chronology reflects directly upon the disputed problems of the sculpture at St. Gilles and Arles. The origins of the Provencal style are also traced, and lead to such divergent sources as Mesopotamian architectural and Carolingian decoration.