IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1712: By the Rules: Regulating Sources for Art and Architectural History

Thursday 12 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Melissa R. Katz, Department of Art & Art History, Wesleyan University
Moderator/Chair:Flora Ward, Department of Art, University of Toronto / Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid
Paper 1712-aBy the Rules: Regulating Sculpture in Medieval Castile
(Language: English)
Melissa R. Katz, Department of Art & Art History, Wesleyan University
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - Sculpture, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese
Paper 1712-bHome Rule: Benedictine Dictates and the Residences of Carolingian Abbots
(Language: English)
Gregor Kalas, College of Architecture & Design, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular, Monasticism
Paper 1712-cRules of Order: God, Number, and Images of Creation
(Language: English)
Laura Cochrane, Department of Art, Middle Tennessee State University
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session explores how texts, statutes, and legislation devised for regulatory purposes and administration act as source material for the study of medieval art and architecture. Authors will consider how legal texts, monastic customaries, mathematical treatises, and computistical tables shaped and reflected architectural expression and artistic practice in the Middle Ages. Also considered will be the notion of order and regulation as a principle translated to the visual arts. A broad geographic scope, featuring works of art and sources from Central Europe, the Iberian Peninsula, and the British Isles, will enhance the comparative value of the evidence considered.