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Lowden, John

Overview
Works: 93 works in 245 publications in 8 languages and 4,147 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  History  Catalogs  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by John Lowden
Early Christian & Byzantine art by John Lowden( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 320's AD the Emperor Constantine moved the capital of his Empire from Rome to Byzantium, which was renamed Constantinople, and until its fall in 1453 remained a major artistic centre. Under successive emperors and empresses for more than a thousand years, artists, architects and craftsmen produced superb and intriguing works ranging from the grandest public buildings to the smallest and most personal items. Today this art is generally termed early Christian and Byzantine. Working from the surviving material this work explains how and why early Christian and Byzantine art was made and used
Royal manuscripts : the genius of illumination by Scot McKendrick( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England from the 9th to the 16th century form the heart of a unique and visually stunning collection held by the British Library. A key figure in the formation of the collection is King Edward IV (1461-1483), who commissioned luxury manuscripts decorated with his arms. Subsequent monarchs added to this library, which was given to the nation by George II in 1757. Over 150 examples from this exceptional collection are presented in this catalogue, which accompanies a major British Library exhibition of the same name. These manuscripts contain paintings produced by some of the finest artists of the Middle Ages and together provide the most vivid surviving source for understanding royal identity, moral and religious beliefs, learning, faith and international politics
Illuminated prophet books : a study of Byzantine manuscripts of the major and minor prophets by John Lowden( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the Bibles moralisées by John Lowden( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Octateuchs : a study in Byzantine manuscript illustration by John Lowden( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary : the story of a Byzantine book by John Lowden( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jaharis Byzantine Gospel Lectionary was until 2008 a hidden treasure: a manuscript almost entirely unknown, even to scholars. Superbly preserved, it represents the apogee of Constantinopolitan craftsmanship around the year 1100 and is arguably the most important Byzantine work to come to The Metropolitan Museum of Art's renowned collection since the gifts of J. Pierpont Morgan in 1917. For more than one thousand years, from its founding in Constantinople, New Rome (now Istanbul, Turkey), in 330 until its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, the Byzantine Empire witnessed the creation of masterpieces of religious and secular art. During the Middle Byzantine era (ninth through thirteenth centuries), one of the greatest periods of Byzantine art, exquisitely illuminated manuscripts and splendid objects carved in ivory, marble, and gemstones, or worked in gold, silver, and cloisonne enamel, displayed the quality of the works created for the Orthodox Church. At that time the empire's territories reached from Greece and the Balkans to Anatolia in the east and from Syria to the lands of the newly converted Rus' (modern-day Ukraine and Russia) in the north. Over the last decade the Metropolitan Museum's exceptional collection of the arts of the Byzantine world has been handsomely reinstalled in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries for Byzantine Art. Long missing from the Metropolitan Museum's expansive collection of Middle Byzantine art, however, has been a superlative example of an illuminated book, one of the preeminent artistic traditions of the Byzantine Empire. Now, through the continued generosity of Mary and Michael Jaharis, the Metropolitan has acquired one of the finest illuminated liturgical texts of the era, the Jaharis Gospel Lectionary. In this important study John Lowden, a leading expert on Byzantine manuscripts, discusses this extraordinary work within the broader context of Byzantine book illumination. He traces the lectionary's history from its acquisition by the Metropolitan backward through Paris, Athens, Mount Athos, and Istanbul to its production in Constantinople. Through detailed analysis and comparison, accompanied by sumptuous color illustrations of the Jaharis Gospel Lectionary and other, closely related illuminated manuscripts, Professor Lowden shows that the lectionary was made for use in the patriarchal church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople--the seat of the Orthodox Church and the primary site at which the emperor worshipped--or one of its nearby affiliated churches. This highly readable, groundbreaking publication of the Jaharis Gospel Lectionary represents a major addition to our knowledge of Byzantine illumination."--Jacket
Under the influence : the concept of influence and the study of illuminated manuscripts( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval ivories and works of art : the Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario by Thomson Collection( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2002 Ken Thomson (1923-2006) announced his gift of some 2,000 Canadian and European paintings and works of art to the Art Gallery of Ontario." "Medieval Ivories and Works of Art in the Thomson Collection presents the finest among an outstanding range of European objects collected by Ken Thomson. Among these feature two important chasses of casket reliquaries decorated in enamel, as splendid and effective today as they ever were, a wonderful figure in silver of Saint Christopher, and a great number of ivories, including an unparalleled series of scenes of Christ's Passion. The ivories are secular as well as devotional; together they constitute a group almost without rival, and they include works of the very highest quality. Very little indeed - not even the names - is known of the craftsmen who carved these engaging works. Expert elucidation of them is provided by John Lowden of the Courtauld Institute of Art, while John Cherry, formerly of the British Museum, discusses the works in other materials."--BOOK JACKET
Richard Wright by Russell Ferguson( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication, produced in conjunction with Richard Wright's 2009 exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in London, presents Wright's unique visual and spatial language in which he paints directly onto walls, ceilings, corners and other more liminal spaces of architecture. In doing so, he reasserts the power of incidental details that adorn the edges of our designed world in his response to the individual character of the elected space. Moving beyond the limits of early conceptualism with its stated arbitrariness, Wright paints each of these works himself with almost medieval precision. Wright was pronounced the winner for the 2009 Turner Prize where his work was on view at Tate Britain from October 6, 2009 to January 3, 2010.--Gagosian gallery
Medieval and later ivories in the Courtauld Gallery : complete catalogue by John Lowden( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1966 Mark Gambier-Parry bequeathed to the Courtauld Gallery the art collection formed by his grandfather Thomas Gambier Parry, who died in 1888. In addition to important paintings, Renaissance glass and ceramics, and Islamic metalwork, this included 28 medieval and Renaissance ivories. Since 1967 about half of the ivories have been on permanent display at The Courtauld, yet they have remained largely unknown, even to experts. This catalogue is the first publication dedicated solely to the collection."--Front inside flap of dust jacket
The making of the Bibles moralisées by John Lowden( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the Bibles moralisées by John Lowden( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantium : faith and power (1261-1557) by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring work from the last golden age of the Byzantine Empire, this volume charts the exceptional secular & religious creations of the late 13th through mid 16th centuries. Works that had a profound influence on Eastern Christian, Islamic & Renaissance cultures. A sequel to the landmark catalogue the Glory of Byzantium, this spectacular book-the first to focus exclusively on the last golden age of the Byzantine empire-presents magnificent secular and religious works in all media
The Book of Ruth by John Lowden( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manuscripts by John Lowden( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblia moralizada de los Limbourg( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Latin and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Christian & Byzantine art( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantium : treasures of Byzantine art and culture from British collections by David Buckton( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentoonstellingscatalogus over religieuze kunst en gebruiksvoorwerpen uit het Byzantijnse Rijk
The production of the Vatopedi Octateuch by John Lowden( )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Illuminated prophet books : a study of Byzantine manuscripts of the major and minor prophetsThe making of the Bibles moraliséesThe Jaharis Gospel Lectionary : the story of a Byzantine bookUnder the influence : the concept of influence and the study of illuminated manuscriptsMedieval ivories and works of art : the Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of OntarioRichard WrightThe making of the Bibles moraliséesThe making of the Bibles moralisées
Alternative Names
John Lowden British art historian

John Lowden Brits kunsthistoricus

John Lowden historiador da arte británico

John Lowden historiador de l'art britànic

John Lowden historiador del arte británico

John Lowden historian britanik i artit

John Lowden historien de l'art britannique

John Lowden istoric al artei britanic

John Lowden Suurbritannia kunstiajaloolane

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