Archaeology and the Pan-European Romanesque (Duckworth by T. O'Keefe

By T. O'Keefe

Romanesque is the fashion identify given to the artwork and structure of Europe within the 11th and 12th centuries. First utilized in the early 19th century to specific the perceived indebtedness of the visual-artistic and architectural cultures of this era to their Classical antecedents, the time period has survived centuries of more and more refined readings of the appropriate medieval constructions and objet d'art. The learn of Romanesque as a stylistic phenomenon is now nearly solely the look after of artwork historians, rather within the English-speaking international. right here 'the Romanesque' is subjected to a protracted late, theoretically-informed, archaeological inquiry. The ideological foundations and epistemological limitations of Romanesque scholarship are critiqued, and the constructs of 'Romanesque' and 'Europe' are deconstructed, and replacement innovations for reading Romanesque's constituent fabric are mapped out. This publication may still, a minimum of, remove darkness from the necessity for debate.

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