Part I. The Cross and the Work of Art: Introduction: temporality, utilitas, and the signum crucis; 1. Making the multitemporal cross; Part II. The Cross and the Gospels: 2. Otfrid of Weissenburg's Book of the Gospels; 3. Cross-image and Gospel Book; 4. The angers gospels: sign and story; Conclusion: the fact of manufacture.
The book explores the power of representation in the Carolingian period, arguing that people used images to assert the value of artworks.
Beatrice E. Kitzinger is assistant professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, New Jersey. Her scholarly work has been supported by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Stanford University, where she was an Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellow.