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Author Schaal, Hans Dieter, 1943-

Title Ruinen : Reflexionen über Gewalt, Chaos und Vergänglichkeit = Ruins : reflexions about violence, chaos and transience / Hans Dieter Schaal

Publ Info Stuttgart : A. Menges, [2011]
©2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  N8237.8.R8 S33 2011    AVAILABLE  Oversize
Descript 271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-271)
Chaos and anarchy represent the opposite pole to an ordered life. Nothing works any more, everything is devastated, everything is falling apart. City walls, buildings that once afforded protection, have fallen victim to the excesses of armed conflict. Infernal threats, ambushes, fiery rain and other catastrophes were described even in the Bible. Pillaging and plunder were part of everyday life in the Middle Ages. Cruel deeds familiar from the Bible, or those described by other people or experienced personally, inspired painters in the transitional period from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, and were picked out as a central theme in their pictures
German and English
LC subject Ruins in art
Ruined buildings
Alt Title Reflexionen über Gewalt, Chaos und Vergänglichkeit
Ruins : reflexions about violence, chaos and transience
Reflexions about violence, chaos and transience
ISBN 9783936681468
3936681465