Studies in Romanesque Sculpture


24 x 17 cm
448 pp. 330 illus.
Publication: 1979
ISBN 0 907132 01 1


Book Description

Professor Zarnecki is the leading authority on English medieval sculpture. The present volume has assembled his major articles on Romanesque art published before 1979. These studies are primarily concerned with the changes that took place in English sculpture during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and attempt to set developments in English art over this period within a European context. The volume also deals with Romanesque sculpture in France and Italy, together with metalwork and woodcarving in England, and includes a number of important iconographical studies.

The author has up-dated his earlier studies to incorporate the results of subsequent research, and has augmented several studies with added bibliographical notes or references to more recent discoveries. Additional illustrations have been added where necessary, including photographs of a number of monuments which were previously unpublished.


  • Preface
  • 1066 and Architectural Sculpture
  • The Winchester Acanthus in Romanesque Sculpture
  • English 12th-century Sculpture and its Resistance to St. Denis
  • The Transition from Romanesque to Gothic in English Sculpture
  • The Coronation of the Virgin on a Capital at Reading Abbey
  • Romanesque Arches decorated with Human and Animal Heads
  • A Romanesque Bronze Candlestick in Oslo and the Problem of the ‘Belts of Strength’
  • La Sculpture à Payerne
  • A Sculptured Head attributed to the Maître de Cabestany in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • A Late Romanesque Fountain from Campania
  • The Faussett Pavilion: the King Canute Relief
  • The Chichester Reliefs
  • The West Doorway of the Temple Church in London
  • A 12th-century Column-figure of the Standing Virgin from Minster-in-Sheppey
  • Romanesque Sculpture at Lincoln Cathedral
  • Two Late 12th-century Reliefs in York Minster
  • The Romanesque Capitals in the South Transept of Worcester Cathedral
  • The Newent Funerary Tablet
  • A Romanesque Casket from Canterbury in Florence
  • A Group of English Medieval Door-knockers
  • A List of Publications by Professor Zarnecki
  • Index

See also:
Further Studies in Romanesque Sculpture

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