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Author Eck, Xander van, author.

Title The Gouda windows (1552-1572) : art and Catholic renewal on the eve of the Dutch Revolt / Xander van Eck
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Brill's studies in intellectual history ; volume 310
Brill's studies on art, art history, and intellectual history ; volume 44
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 310.
Brill's studies in intellectual history. Brill's studies on art, art history, and intellectual history ; v. 44.
Contents Foreword -- List of Illustrations -- Note to the Reader -- Introduction -- 1 Patronage -- 1.1 A Clean Slate -- 1.2 Clerical Patrons -- 1.3 Royal and Noble Donors -- 1.4 Employing the Artists -- 2 The Choir: He Must Increase, and I Must Decrease -- 2.1 John the Baptist as a Foil to Christ -- 2.2 An Elusive Written Program -- 2.3 Testimony about Christ -- 2.4 Imprisonment and Death -- 2.5 The Bible and St. Augustine -- 2.6 Beyond St. Augustine: Erasmus and Herman Lethmaet -- 2.7 The Apostle Series in the Clerestory -- 3 The Transept: There Shall No Sign Be Given -- 3.1 A Separate Program? -- 3.2 The King's Window -- 3.3 Margaret of Parma's Gift -- 3.4 Jonah and Bileam -- 3.5 Turmoil in the Temple -- 4 The Nave: 'But Ye Shall Receive Power' -- 4.1 Elburga van den Boetzelaer and the Queen of Sheba -- 4.2 Margaret of Arenberg as a Second Judith -- 4.3 Philip de Ligne, a Crippled Warlord Praying to Be Healed -- 4.4 Choir, Transept and Nave: One Narrative
Summary "The Gouda Windows (1552-1572): Art and Catholic Renewal on the Eve of the Dutch Revolt offers the first complete analysis of the cycle of monumental Renaissance stained-glass windows donated to the Sint Janskerk in Gouda, after a fire gutted it in 1552. Central among the donors were king Philip II of Spain and bishop of Utrecht Joris van Egmond, who worked together to reform the Church. The inventor of the iconographic program, a close associate to the bishop as well as the king, strove to renew Catholic art by taking the words of Jesus as a starting point. Defining Catholic religion based on widely accepted biblical truths, the ensemble shows that the Mother Church can accommodate all true Christians"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 26, 2022)
Subject Sint Janskerk (Gouda, Netherlands)
Sint Janskerk (Gouda, Netherlands)
Stained glass windows -- Netherlands -- Gouda -- Themes, motives
Glass painting and staining, Renaissance -- Netherlands -- Gouda
Christian art and symbolism -- Netherlands -- Gouda -- Modern period, 1500-
Counter-Reformation and art -- Netherlands -- Gouda
Christian art and symbolism -- Modern period
Counter-Reformation and art
Glass painting and staining, Renaissance
Netherlands -- Gouda
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020023483
ISBN 9789004423282