Department of History of Art
Posted on 20 April 2017
Published by Boydell and Brewer, The Art and Science of the Church Screen in Medieval Europe: Making, Meaning, Preserving comprises papers by Richard and his fellow editors, as well as Paul Binski, Donal Cooper, David Griffith, Hugh Harrison, Jacqueline Jung, Justin Kroesen, Julian Luxford, Ebbe Nyborg, Eddie Sinclair and Jeffrey West.
From the publisher: "The churches of medieval Europe contained richly carved and painted screens, placed between the altar and the congregation; they survive in particularly high numbers in England, despite being partly dismantled during the Reformation. While these screens divided "lay" from "priestly" jurisdiction, it has also been argued that they served to unify architectural space. This volume brings together the latest scholarship on the subject , exploring in detail numerous aspects of the construction and painting of screens, it aims in particular to unite perspectives from science and art history. Examples are drawn from a wide geographical range, from Scandinavia to Italy."
Further details are available on the website of Boydell and Brewer