By E.F. van der Grinten, D. Aalders
The perspective of medieval males of letters in the direction of plastic arts, structure and utilized artwork has up to now been studied from a essentially aesthetic viewpoint. the reason for this can be came across, I provide no opinion on it, within the conceptions of the authors who've been publishing in this over the last seventy-five years or within the proven fact that so much medieval texts that until eventually lately have been on hand in variants, have been for the higher half works of a theological, mystical or 1 encyclopaedic-theoretical sort. in any case, it truly is an estab lished incontrovertible fact that those reviews have been dropped at endure at the texts of a constrained variety of recognized medieval writers, akin to: Augustine, Isidore of Sevilla, Strabo, Scotus Erigena, Alcuin, Hugh and Richard of S. Victor, Honore of Autun, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas and Vincent of Beauvais. The writings of those authors have been released in huge sequence similar to Migne's Patr%gia Latina, the three 1 L. Venturi, Storia della critica d'arte, Turin 1964 (1st ed. Brussels 1938); E. de Bruyne, Etudes d'Esthetique medievale, three vols, Bruges 1946; R. Assunto, los angeles critica d'arte nel pensiero medioevale, Milan 1961; id., Die Theorie des SchOnen im Mittelalter, Cologne 1963; E. F. van der Grinten, Enquiries into the historical past of artwork ancient Writing, Amsterdam 1952; L. Grassi, Costruzione della critica d'arte, Rome 1955; C. Barret, "Medieval artwork Criticism," The British magazine of Aesthetics five (1965), 25-36; Encyclopedia of global artwork, vol.
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