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S. C. Van D’Elden
Tristan and Isolde: Medieval Illustrations of the Verse Romances

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VIII+462 p., 216 b/w ill. + 322 colour ill., 220 x 280 mm, 2016
ISBN: 978-2-503-53098-7
Languages: English
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A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts and artefacts that depicted the medieval love story of Tristan and Isolde.

The story of Tristan and Isolde was one of the most popular in the Middle Ages. Resonances of it appear in other narratives, in poetry, and especially in art in the form of wall paintings, wall hangings, tapestries, bed coverings, tablecloths, and other needle work, floor tiles, marriage caskets, mirrors, purses, shoes, and combs. More publicly, scenes from the story appear on misericords from English cathedrals and on Baltic city halls; stone figures grace façades and mantlepieces of grand palaces of the rich bourgeoisie. And, of course, there are a number of illuminated manuscripts illustrating the texts themselves. The purpose of this book is to list all the extant manuscripts and artefacts – objets d’art, and to describe the scenes depicted on them.

Review

« (…) l’édition est un très bel ouvrage. Il réhabilite l’iconographie et montre à quel point elle s’affranchit du texte. » (Peter Andersen, dans Le Moyen Âge, 1/124, 2018, p. 212)

« Richement illustré et soigneusement organisé, le volume de Stephanie Cain Van D’Elden offre un catalogue exhaustif de l’iconographie de la légende versifiée de Tristan et d’Iseut (…) Si le catalogue établi dans l’ouvrage devient désormais un instrument incontour­nable pour toute étude sur les illustrations du récit, le texte critique se présente comme une analyse claire et adroitement menée, fondée sur une documentation extrêmement abondante. » (Alexandra Ilina. dans Cahiers de civilization médiévale, 59, 2016, p. 471-473)

Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Art History (general)
Medieval art history
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)

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