Westminster Abbey: The Lady Chapel of Henry VII

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T. W. T. Tatton-Brown, Richard Mortimer
Boydell & Brewer, 2003 - 366 Seiten
The Lady Chapel constructed at the wish of Henry VII at Westminster Abbey is the last great masterpiece of English medieval architecture, and the culminating achievement of over three hundred years of development in the gothic style, at the point where it intersects with the new movements of the Renaissance. The burial place of some fifteen kings and queens, it houses both the largest surviving programme of gothic figure sculpture and the earliest and finest Renaissance tomb sculptures in England. This new book covers all the most important aspects of the Chapel's history, from the establishment of the cult of the Virgin in the twelfth century to the restoration of the 1990s, which provided an unrepeatable opportunity for close examination of the structure and contents of the building which is the subject of this volume.

Contributors: ROGER BOWERS, DONALD BUTTRESS, THOMAS COCKE, MARGARET CONDON, BARBARA HARVEY, JACQUES HEYMAN, PHILLIP LINDLEY, RICHARD MORTIMER, JULIAN MUNBY, JOHN PHYSICK, ANDREW REYNOLDS, TIM TATTON-BROWN, CHARLES TRACY, CHRISTOPHER WILSON.

Historians of British Art Book Prize for 2003

RICHARD MORTIMER was formerly Keeper of the Muniments, Westminster Abbey; TIM TATTON-BROWN is Consultant Archaeologist to Westminster Abbey.
 

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Introduction
1
The Monks of Westminster and the Old Lady Chapel
5
The Musicians and Liturgy of the Lady Chapels of the Monastery Church c12351540
33
God Save the King Piety Propaganda and the Perpetual Memorial
59
Document and Text
99
a Reconstruction
141
The Building History of the Lady Chapels
189
An Archaeological Survey of the Vaults of Henry VIIs Chapel
205
The Henry VII Chapel Stalls and their Eighteenthcentury Remodelling
227
The Carpentry of the Choir Stalls
253
Sculptural Functions and Forms in Henry VIIs Chapel
259
the History of the Later Monuments
295
the Royal Connection
315
The Earlier Restorations
327
Restoring the Chapel 19916
343
INDEX
357

The Roofs of Henry VIIs Chapel
215
The Structure of the High Vault of Henry VIIs Chapel
219

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