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Hanes Art Center 121 

When: Monday, 02/28/2005

Where: Hanes Art Center 121

Contact name: Ann Millett

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John Lowden is Professor of the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, where he has taught broadly in the medieval area since 1982. Professor Lowden’s research, primarily focused on manuscript illumination, has currently extended to topics such as Apocalypse Illustration, the Discovery of the Relics of St. Stephen, Images and Communication, Links between Illuminated Manuscripts and Stained Glass, the Sacrifice of Isaac, “Oktateuchillustration”, Early Christian Bookcovers as Visual Argument, and the Limbourg Brothers. He is the author of Illuminated Prophet Books (1988), The Octateuchs (1992), and Christian and Byzantine Art (1997), which has been twice reprinted and translated into French, Greek, Japanese and Korean. His most recent book, The Making of the Bibles Moralisees (2 vols., 2000) examines French material of the 13th-15th centuries and was awarded the 2002 Otto Gruendler Prize for the best book in medieval studies. In addition, Professor Lowden has published numerous articles and chapters, conference papers, and encylopedia entries.

Professor Lowden will deliver the lecture, “A Gift from King Louis IX of France to King Alfonso X of Castille and Leon: the Moralized Bible in Toledo Cathedral” on February 28, 2005 at 5:00pm in Hanes Art Center 121. On the morning of March 1, he will conduct a seminar with graduate students.

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