Sculpture and Place: a biographical approach to recontextualising Cheshire’s early medieval stone sculpture

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620393
Title:
Sculpture and Place: a biographical approach to recontextualising Cheshire’s early medieval stone sculpture
Authors:
Kirton, Joanne
Abstract:
Researching early medieval stone sculpture has long been enabled and constrained by approaches devised and subsequently honed over the last century focusing on form and ornamentation. These approaches largely prioritise the physical appearance of sculptural fragments, often distancing them from the physical and cognitive contexts in which they operated from their creation to the present. This thesis brings together popular strands of research from other areas of archaeology - landscape, biography, materiality and monumentality - to explore how early medieval stone sculpture operated in place and time, from their construction through processes of use and reuse. The study recognises that sculpture did not function independent of physical location or the socio-political context with which it was connected and that many sculptures have life-histories which can be charted through individual monuments, assemblages of sculpture, and regional patterns. Using a tenth-/eleventh-century assemblage from Cheshire, the biographies of the county’s early medieval monuments and architectural fragments are explored in relation to their physical location and the local historical frameworks with which they are connected. Through this original and distinctive approach, Cheshire's corpus of early medieval stone sculpture is both revisited and reinterpreted to emphasis the power of place and the biographies of stone sculpture.
Advisors:
Gondek, Meggen; Williams, Howard ( 0000-0003-3510-6852 )
Citation:
Kirton, J. (2016). Sculpture and Place: a biographical approach to recontextualising Cheshire’s early medieval stone sculpture. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Chester, United Kingdom.
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620393
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorGondek, Meggenen
dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Howarden
dc.contributor.authorKirton, Joanneen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-17T15:05:11Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-17T15:05:11Z-
dc.date.issued2016-02-
dc.identifier.citationKirton, J. (2016). Sculpture and Place: a biographical approach to recontextualising Cheshire’s early medieval stone sculpture. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Chester, United Kingdom.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620393-
dc.description.abstractResearching early medieval stone sculpture has long been enabled and constrained by approaches devised and subsequently honed over the last century focusing on form and ornamentation. These approaches largely prioritise the physical appearance of sculptural fragments, often distancing them from the physical and cognitive contexts in which they operated from their creation to the present. This thesis brings together popular strands of research from other areas of archaeology - landscape, biography, materiality and monumentality - to explore how early medieval stone sculpture operated in place and time, from their construction through processes of use and reuse. The study recognises that sculpture did not function independent of physical location or the socio-political context with which it was connected and that many sculptures have life-histories which can be charted through individual monuments, assemblages of sculpture, and regional patterns. Using a tenth-/eleventh-century assemblage from Cheshire, the biographies of the county’s early medieval monuments and architectural fragments are explored in relation to their physical location and the local historical frameworks with which they are connected. Through this original and distinctive approach, Cheshire's corpus of early medieval stone sculpture is both revisited and reinterpreted to emphasis the power of place and the biographies of stone sculpture.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectSculptureen
dc.subjectMedievalen
dc.subjectCheshireen
dc.titleSculpture and Place: a biographical approach to recontextualising Cheshire’s early medieval stone sculptureen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.rights.embargodate2019-03-16-
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe thesis includes material intended for future publicationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
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