Item #22429 Masons and Sculptors in Romanesque Burgundy (2 volumes); The New Aesthetic of Cluny III. International, C. Edson Armi.

Masons and Sculptors in Romanesque Burgundy (2 volumes); The New Aesthetic of Cluny III

State College, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1983. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 204 (Volume 1: Text), np ~200 (Volume 2: Illustrations), indexed, illustrated with 238 b/w photographs. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #22429

For nearly a century, archaeologists and art historians studying the great third abbey at Cluny (Cluny III) have "agreed on a set of abstract principles, including its spontaneous generation or revolutionary character, and posited an overseeing genius who selected from non-local sources." In a sweeping revision of that position, this book argues that Cluny III is "the building where regional masons of different traditions first combined their talents to develop a new design," and further maintains that the artisans responsible for the masonry of Cluny III also created its sculpture. The author reaches these conclusions through a painstaking analysis of archaeological evidence. In his use of macrophotography alone, Armi has added a valuable new methodological tool for the comprehension of both architecture and sculpture.

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