Art of the Middle Ages


An eloquent and informative survey of medieval art and architecture


ISBN: 9780500203507 Category:

Janetta Rebold Benton


In spite of all the changes in our values and beliefs, the art of the Middle Ages still speaks to us across the centuries. Not only do the great cathedrals remain, many with their spectacular decorations and stained glass, but also a rich treasure trove of paintings, manuscript illuminations, tapestries, sculpture and jewelry.

This study encompasses the whole period from Early Christian to late Gothic, the whole of Europe from Ireland to Byzantium, and the whole range of art and architecture. The connections between art and society are particularly stressed, as are the ways in which artistic techniques – such as those used in metalwork and textiles – determined what was produced.

Comprehensive and accessible, as well as lavishly illustrated, this is the ideal introduction to a subject that is both visually exciting and profoundly significant to Western culture.

Additional information

Weight 617 g
Dimensions 21 x 15.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 15 July 2002
Number of pages 320
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21 x 15.3 cm
Weight 617 g


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Janetta Rebold Benton is an American art historian. She is currently Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University in New York City.