IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1223: Rethinking the Carpet Page?: Meaning, Materiality, and Historiography

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Julie Harris, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago
Moderator/Chair:Julie Harris, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago
Paper 1223-aThe Cover and the Page: The Ornamentation and Design of Book Covers and Carpet Pages in Early Medieval Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Christine Bachman, Department of Art History, University of Delaware
Christine Bachman, Department of Art History, University of Delaware
Christine Bachman, Department of Art History, University of Delaware
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1223-bExploring Hebrew Carpet Pages through Their Texts
(Language: English)
Elvira Martin-Contreras, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Elvira Martin-Contreras, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Elvira Martin-Contreras, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1223-cNot Sweeping It under the Carpet: Revisiting the Material Context of the Decorative Pages in Insular Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Stewart J. Brookes, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Stewart J. Brookes, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session proposes a fresh look at carpet pages in manuscript books across the medieval world including examples from Jewish, Muslim, and Christian contexts. Papers will examine the sources for and functions of particular carpet pages and will question the paradigm of the ‘carpet page’ as it developed in the scholarly literature.