IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1502: Visualizing the Invisible, I

Thursday 14 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:International Center for Medieval Art
Organiser:Laura D. Gelfand, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Ohio
Moderator/Chair:Vibeke Olson, Department of Art & Theatre, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Paper 1502-aReinventing the Gallery Arcades of the Invisible 12th-Century Cloister of Saint-Denis
(Language: English)
Danielle V. Johnson, Wells College Junior Year Abroad Programme, Paris
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General
Paper 1502-bThe Support of the Peers: Sculpture and Authority under Louis le Jeune
(Language: English)
Janet E. Snyder, Division of Art, West Virginia University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General
Paper 1502-cFrom Fantasy to Form: William Henry Goodyear (1846-1923) and the Fabrication of Architectural Refinements in Medieval and Modern Architecture
(Language: English)
Janice Mann, Department of Art & Art History, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General
Abstract

Historians of medieval art often face the problem of working on objects that no longer exist or that exist only through desciptions. In fact, some of these objects may never have existed at all. As practitioners of a discipline in which the object is often the primary source, such situations can often lead to the development of new methodologies and theoretical responses. These sessions feature papers that explore the interstices between the visible and the invisible. Presenters will consider such aspects as objects that never existed, no longer exist, or that cannot be seen. Papers may deal with objects in all media including architecture, medieval ideas or beliefs, and historiography.