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Kessler, Herbert L. 1941-

Overview
Works: 221 works in 487 publications in 5 languages and 7,814 library holdings
Genres: Illustrated works  History  Church history  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Art  Tours 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, wat, Other, Contributor, Dedicatee, Thesis advisor
Classifications: N7952.R6, 709.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Herbert L Kessler
Judaism and Christian art : aesthetic anxieties from the catacombs to colonialism by Herbert L Kessler( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 13 essays in 'Judaism and Christian Art' reveal that Christian art has always defined itself through the figures of Judaism that it produces
Rome 1300 : on the path of the pilgrim by Herbert L Kessler( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following seven centuries of tradition, Pope John Paul II has declared 2000 a Jubilee year. This book takes us back to the first Holy Year, 1300, when Pope Boniface VIII promised eternal peace for the souls of all Christians who trekked to the Eternal City. Two hundred thousand pilgrims flocked to Rome in that year, viewing the sacred Christian sites that figured so prominently in their religious lives
The mosaic decoration of San Marco, Venice by Otto Demus( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otto Demus has spent a professional lifetime interpretting these mosaics
Spiritual seeing : picturing God's invisibility in medieval art by Herbert L Kessler( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In so doing, he discloses the artful dodges devised to deal with the controversy of picturing God's invisibility in material form."--Jacket
Seeing medieval art by Herbert L Kessler( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment l'art était-il perçu par l'homme du Moyen Âge? Comment étaient produites, financées et utilisées les oeuvres? Quelles étaient leurs fonctions dans les activités sociales comme l'enseignement, les manifestations civiques, le travail des missionnaires ou bien l'architecture et le monde du livre? C'est à toutes ces questions qu'Herbert L. Kessler répond en étudiant la fonction de l'art et en retraçant les évolutions décisives qu'a apporté le Moyen Âge notamment dans le développement d'un art séculier ou avec l'apparition des portrais individuels. Dans un ouvrage précédent, Herbert L. Kessler avait défini deux axes de recherches majeurs comme dominant l'historiographie récente de l'art médiéval : la reconnaissante croissante du rôle central joué par les objets visuels dans la culture médiévale, "l'objet d'art médiéval", considéré dans toutes ses dimensions (matérielle, historique et spirituelle), ainsi que l'étude de la "fonctionnalité" des"objets" (images, objets ou monuments tels que livres, autels, reliquaires, portes d'église, etc.) au même titre que les "arts majeurs" que sont la peinture et la sculpture. Il poursuit ici cette réflexion au moyen d'un examen des approches méthodologiques et des travaux de recherches les plus récents en se concentrant sur le Moyen Âge latin, d'environ 800 à 1300, et en prenant en compte l'une des principales revendications médiévales qui veut que l'art soit un moyen pour "montrer l'invisible au moyen du visible". L'ouvrage, illustré de 55 reproductions (couleurs et noir et blanc), est divisé en huit chapitres qui sont autant d'étapes, pour le lecteur, dans son initiation à la compréhension de l'art médiéval
The illustrated Bibles from Tours by Herbert L Kessler( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frescoes of the Dura synagogue and Christian art by Kurt Weitzmann( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial narrative in antiquity and the Middle Ages( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cotton Genesis : British Library, Codex Cotton Otho B VI by Kurt Weitzmann( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry and paintings of the First Bible of Charles the Bald by Paul Edward Dutton( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poetry and Paintings of the First Bible of Charles the Bald will appeal to medievalists, classicists, historians, and art historians as well as to anyone interested in the interrelation of words and pictures and in political messages in art
The holy face and the paradox of representation : papers from a colloquium held at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome and the Villa Spelman, Florence, 1996 by Bibliotheca Hertziana: Max Planck Institute for Art History (Rome)( Book )

17 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in pictorial narrative by Herbert L Kessler( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiencing medieval art by Herbert L Kessler( Book )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experiencing Medieval Art is an extensive revision and expansion of the author's Seeing Medieval Art, originally published in 2004. Renowned art historian Herbert L. Kessler considers often-strange objects and the materials of which they are made, circumstances of production, the conflictual relationship between art objects and notions of an ineffable deity, the context surrounding medieval art, the playfulness of art and the formal movements it engaged, as well as questions of apprehension, aesthetics, and modern presentation. Kessler introduces the exciting discoveries and revelations that have revolutionized the understanding of medieval art and identifies the vexing challenges that still remain. Examining such well-known monuments as the stained glass in Chartres cathedral, mosaics in San Marco Venice, and Utrecht Psalter, as well as newly discovered works--including the frescoes in Rome's "aula gotica" and a twelfth-century aquamanile in Hildesheim--Kessler makes the complex history of medieval art accessible for students of art history, teachers in the field, and scholars of medieval history, theology, and literature."--
Old St. Peter's and church decoration in medieval Italy by Herbert L Kessler( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and Italian and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optics, ethics, and art in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries : looking into Peter of Limoges's Moral treatise on the eye( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines afresh the various ways in which the introduction of ancient and Arabic optical theories transformed thirteenth-century thinking about vision, how scientific learning came to be reconciled with theological speculation, and the effect these new developments had on those who learned about them through preaching. At the core of this collection lies Peter of Limoges's 'Tractatus moralis de oculo', a compilation remarkable for subsuming science into the edifice of theology and glossing the physiology of the eye and theories of perception in terms of Christian ethics and moralization, making esoteric learning accessible to the public (including artists) through preaching. Transgressing traditional boundaries between art history, science, literature, and the history of religion, the nine essays in this volume complicate the generally accepted understanding of the impact science had on thirteenth-century visual culture."--
Neither God nor man : words, images, and the medieval anxiety about art by Herbert L Kessler( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salerno ivories : objects, histories, contexts( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Salerno ivories clearly lie at the very heart of the complex nature of 'Mediterranean art' at a time of intense commercial and cultural exchange ... So many essential questions are still subject to debate: whether they were commissioned by a pope, an archbishop, or a powerful secular ruler; if they were carved in the eleventh of twelfth century; if this occurred in Salerno, Amalfi, Palermo, or Rome, in a monastery, at a court, or in an independent workshop; if they were part of an archiepiscopal throne, an antependium, a set of doors, or a reliquary."--Preface, p. 10
The Atrium of San Marco in Venice : the genesis and medieval reality of the genesis mosaics = Das Atrium von San Marco in Venedig : die Genese der Genesismosaiken und ihre mittelalterliche Wirklichkeit( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Mosaiken in der Vorhalle von San Marco in Venedig folgen frühchristlichen Illuminationen der Cotton-Genesis, einer Handschrift, die nur in verkohlten Resten bewahrt ist. So überliefern sie den verlorenen Bilderschatz und sind Beispiel für die mittelalterliche Rezeption eines frühchristlichen Konzeptes. Jedoch wurde in der Forschung bisher die mittelalterliche Intention auf eine Größe der Kopienkritik, des späteren Zusatzes reduziert. Außerdem spielten die Mosaiken eine zentrale Rolle bei der Rekonstruktion der Handschrift, die Herbert L. Kessler und Kurt Weitzmann 1986 publizierten und die nicht unhinterfragt blieb. Die Diskussion der unterschiedlichen Positionen im Jahr 2012 basiert auf neuesten Ergebnissen der Bauforschung und thematisiert Funktion der Mosaike sowie die Inschriften. Die methodischen Fragen lassen die Vielschichtigkeit der Transformation antiker Vorstellungen in schließlich mittelalterliche Konzepte deutlich werden
Studies in classical and Byzantine manuscript illumination by Kurt Weitzmann( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illustrations in the manuscripts of the Septuagint( Book )

in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rome 1300 : on the path of the pilgrim
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Rome 1300 : on the path of the pilgrimThe mosaic decoration of San Marco, VeniceSpiritual seeing : picturing God's invisibility in medieval artSeeing medieval artThe frescoes of the Dura synagogue and Christian artThe poetry and paintings of the First Bible of Charles the BaldThe illustrations in the manuscripts of the Septuagint
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Kessler, Herbert.

Kessler, Herbert L.

Kessler, Herbert Leon.

Kessler Herbert Leon 1941-....

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