Studies in The History of Medieval Italian Painting, Volume III
Edward B. Garrison
336 pages, 436 illus., 9780907132653, $450.00, Hardback, Pindar Press
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The four volumes of Edward Garrison's Studies, published between 1953 and 1962, represented a landmark in the study of medieval Italian painting. They made available for the first time photographs of all miniatures of the region and period concerned - principally the former Papal States and Tuscany in the twelfth century - which the author was able to track down, along with a generous selection of ornamental initials from almost every decorated manuscript he examined. The contemporary wall-paintings and panels from these regions are also illustrated and discussed. They represent one of the most valuable sources of information about twelfth-century painting in existence, and everyone interested in European art of that period has at some time found himself gratefully using them. A serious attempt has been made to get all this material into order, and the general lines of development have been set out. These four volumes make available the complete corpus of Edward Garrison's work on medieval Italian painting. The two principal studies are concerned with 'Twelfth-Century Initial Styles of Central Italy' (serialized here in eleven sections) and 'Twelfth-Century Umbro-Roman painting' (serialized in six sections). Most of the non-serialized items are studies of individual manuscripts, but one should note the presence here of Supplements IV-VI to Garrison's Italian Romanesque Panel-painting: an index (Nos. I-III are available in Early Italian Painting: Selected Studies. Vol. I). The reprinting of these four volumes should be particularly welcome to art-historians, since they were originally issued in fascicule form, and many art-historical libraries lack copies. Volume III Contents: Pictorial Histories IX. The Umbro-Roman Avila Bible Master and his Florentine Following Contributions to the History of Twelfth-Century Umbro-Roman Painting V, Part II, Materials. V. The Italian-Byzantine-Romanesque Fusion in the First Quarter of the Twelfth Century An Illustrated Pisan Bible in Madrid Twelfth-Century Initial Styles of Central Italy: Indices for the Dating of Manuscripts IX, Part II, Materials. The Third Quarter of the Twelfth Century: The Pistoiese Region, The Sienese Region, Central Italian Manuscripts not precisely Attributable The Late Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Century Thirteenth Century Survival and Revival in Florence and Lucca Excursus - The Hagiological Evidence for Pistoia Pictorial Histories X. A Lucchese Selected Books of the Bible Contributions to the History of Twelfth-Century Umbro-Roman Painting VI, Part II, Materials. V The Italian-Byzantine-Romanesque Fusion in the First Quarter of the Twelfth Century. 4. The Genoa Bible Master and his Collaborators, 5. Other Frescoes, 6. Other Manuscripts Additional Pre-Revival Umbro-Roman Manuscripts The S. Clemente Frescoes. A Retraction, A Reconsideration and an Addition to the Evidence Twelfth-Century Initial Styles of Central Italy: Indices for the Dating of Manuscripts X, Part II, Materials. Supplement. The Early Geometrical Style, The Middle Geometrical Style, The Transitional Geometrical Style, The Late Geometrical Style Additional Giant Bibles Pictorial Histories XI. A Twelfth-Century Bible: A Jerusalem (?) Masterpiece Comment on the Schloss Pommersfelden Bible Contributions to the History of Twelfth-Century Umbro-Roman Painting VII. Part II. Materials. V. The Italian-Byzantine-Romanesque Fusion in the First Quarter of the Twelfth Century. 7. The Vallicelliana Evangelary Style VI. The Italian-Byzantine-Romanesque Fusion in the First to Second Quarter of the Twelfth Century. 1. Frescoes in the Crypt of S. Pietro in Tuscania, 2. The Frescoes from Magliano Romano, 3. Panel Paintings, 4. Manuscripts, 5. Umbro-Roman Influence outside the Region Early Lucchese Manuscripts (to ca. 1150) Addenda ad Indicem V. The Veneration of S. Remigio in Lucca: an Apology Twelfth-Century Initial Styles of Central Italy: Indices for the Dating of Manuscripts XI. Part II. Material. Supplement II. The Early Geometrical Style, The Middle Geometrical Style, The Transitional Geometrical Style