Review Of "Romanesque And Gothic: Essays For George Zarnecki" Edited by N. Stratford

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These 26 learned and--for the most part--stimulating studies, collected in honor of George Zarnecki on his 70th birthday, were written by an international host of his colleagues and students. The range of subjects addressed (usually in English but occasionally in the author's native tongue) is truly impressive. Although the emphasis is clearly on Romanesque sculpture and sculptors, there are also essays devoted to manuscript illustration, stained glass, wall painting, and architecture. A complete list of publications by the honoree is included. Considering the price of the two-volume set, the black-and-white pictures that document these art historical studies--unlike the studies themselves--are disappointing in quality, but the decision to confine the plates to the second volume (the first contains the written texts) facilitates greatly the mandatory process of reading word and image in tandem. Highly recommended for specialists and specialized libraries.


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