Abbot Suger on the Abbey Church of St. Denis and Its Art Treasures

This revised edition incorporates the additions and corrections recorded by Erwin Panofsky until the time of his death in 1968 Gerda Panofsky Soergel has updated the commentary in the light of new material, and the bibliography that she has prepared reflects the scholarship on St Denis in the last three decades She has obtained some additional and recent photographThis revised edition incorporates the additions and corrections recorded by Erwin Panofsky until the time of his death in 1968 Gerda Panofsky Soergel has updated the commentary in the light of new material, and the bibliography that she has prepared reflects the scholarship on St Denis in the last three decades She has obtained some additional and recent photographs, and the illustrations include a new ground plan and a new section of the chevet of the Abbey Church, both drawn under the supervision of Sumner McKnight Crosby.
Abbot Suger on the Abbey Church of St Denis and Its Art Treasures This revised edition incorporates the additions and corrections recorded by Erwin Panofsky until the time of his death in Gerda Panofsky Soergel has updated the commentary in the light of new mat

  • Title: Abbot Suger on the Abbey Church of St. Denis and Its Art Treasures
  • Author: Abbot Suger Erwin Panofsky Gerda Panofsky-Soergel
  • ISBN: 9780691003146
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Abbot Suger on the Abbey Church of St. Denis and Its Art Treasures”

    1. This man saved my life on my masters comps - I had to list an annotated bibliography at the end (title and author and a brief description) and all I could remember were Panofsky's books. My roommate froze on this final part of the essays and failed. I am convinced this saved me. I still remember trudging through some of the readings, but they were right for the studies.

    2. The story of Abbott Suger and his total re-imagining of St. Denis has entirely captured my imagination since I began to read about him. A fascinating time in History and a strong and eccentric personality make this story an even more compelling one. The politics behind Suger's decisions are interesting, and the revolutionary ideas embodied in the church marked a significant change in architecture and Europe itself.

    3. This is *the* text you need if you want to understand gothic architecture. Abbot Suger is a fascinating man (and, depending who you ask, supreme egotist) and the translation in this edition is fantastic. I'm using it for my personal research but you could also use it just to get a better idea about medieval theology and architecture if you were interested.

    4. The introduction by Panofsky is good and interesting to read, though a little outdated. The 12th century text is what was to be expected, not riveting, but factually interesting. I found the commentary on the text to be tiresome and trying. This book is only for the serious student of early Gothic art, as it is very dense.

    5. I found this book many years ago after its owner had abandoned it, but I never read it because it looked extremely boring. It is, in fact, extremely boring, though it does seem to be a rigorous work of scholarship on an important topic.

    6. A classic work on the nativity of "Gothic" architecture before it had a name. Comes with a great introduction by Erwin Panofsky that puts Suger in his historical context.

    7. Really liked the way it was organized. Was easy to follow along. Gives the reader a good depiction of Abbot Surger.

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