Welcome to the Autumn 2016 issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture. This issue explores a wide range of art and architecture from mathematically derived designs to new ideas regarding patronage and origin. The issue opens with Cynthia Marie Canejo’s investigation, using innovative three-dimensional modeling, into the Romanesque and Gothic Hemicycle Arch and how architects grappled with and balanced stylistic explorations with practical limitations. Annie Labatt’s essay investigates a fragmentary painting of a camel from San Baudelio de Berlanga and recreates its original pilgrimage context.
Matthew Collins then takes on the thorny issue of the patronage of the Arnolfo’s De Braye Monument and why it might have had a greater political impact than previously understood. Amanda Wasielewski examines the curious image of Christ surrounded by open books in the image of the Last Resurrection and Judgment in The Apocalypse of Margaret of York, with thought-provoking results. Magdalena Łanuszka investigates a rare surviving painting from late-Gothic Poland, convincingly placing it within a stylistic, iconographic, and ritual context despite the paucity of written records from the period.
This issue also contains excellent, in-depth book reviews of Cynthia Hahn, Strange Beauty: Issues in the Making and Meaning of Reliquaries, 400 - circa 1204 (by Elisa A. Foster); Laura Cleaver, Education in Twelfth-Century Art and Architecture: Images of Learning in Europe, c. 1100-1220 (by Joseph Koterski, S.J.); and Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals: Studies on Architecture, Stained Glass and Sculpture in Honor of Anne Prache, eds Kathleen Nolan and Dany Sandron (by Katherine M. Boivin).
The Discoveries section includes accounts of the findings of an early-Byzantine mosaic map, an underground 5th-century church with brilliant frescoes, the recreated sounds of Byzantine Thessaloniki, Anglo-Saxon jewelry, a lost 12th-century castle, 13th-century insults and fresco paintings on church walls, dog prints, and submerged churches.
Photobank The Photobank database continues to serve as a resource for scholars and teachers. Recent uploads include details of English parish churches. Please note that our Photobank has undergone considerable renovation and is now part of Digital Kenyon at Kenyon College. You can search by typing in a key word or name in the search box (e.g. Canterbury). The Photobank continues to grow with copyright-free images all downloadable for use in research and teaching. The Future For future issues we are actively seeking articles on any aspect of medieval art and architecture, including: long and short scholarly articles, scholarly book reviews, review articles on issues facing the field of medieval art history, interesting notes and announcements, useful website recommendations, new archeological discoveries, and recent museum acquisitions. We are interested in publishing articles that will undergo double-blind review as well as those which are subject only to regular editing processes, including articles that are the result of preliminary research. We are also looking for images to add to our photobank, to be shared and used by anyone in the classroom and in their research. To round out the scholarly portion of the journal, we are also seeking short, amusing excerpts from medieval sources, comments on the Middle Ages in movies and popular culture, etc. Again, welcome to Peregrinations. Any suggestions or comments you have concerning the journal would be most welcome. Please feel free to e-mail us at: Sarah Blick (editor).
Our grateful appreciation and thanks for partial funding provided by Kenyon College. Assistant editor: Katherine Werwie. Programming and copy-editing: John Pepple.
Artistic Advising: Karen Gerhart.
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Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture, ISSN 1554-8678 (online), is published periodically. Topics of research include: art and architectural history, medieval history and religion. Currently indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals, Project Muse, etc. It is published under Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA). Authors will retain copyright to their own articles, but Peregrinations asks to be credited. There are no subscription costs and no postage involved.