I _believe_ Chenu is "Père Chenu, OP." :-)
--- Christopher Crockett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Marjorie Greene <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >I didn't mean my list to be exhaustive!
> and i didn't mean that M.-D. Chenu's work was at all
> "discredited" or
> even "old fashioned," nor anything less than very
> scholarship, essential preliminary spadework.
> just that, in the [ancient] past (c.1930-60, say),
> Art Historians
> (particularly) have made the fellow into a kind of
> unique Patron Saint,
> projecting onto him all sorts of roles (e.g.,
> "inventor" of Gothic
> Architecture) which might just be a bit over-the-top
> as gross simplifications
> of what is increasingly seen as *very* complex
> stylistic developments.
> i may (well) be wrong, but Chenu was perhaps one of
> the first historians of
> Theology to look at S's work in detail, from the
> point of view of her(?) own
> particlar discipline; and the Met conference and
> Lindy Grant's book began the
> process of deconstructing his life and work from an
> Historical persepctive,
> the latter (though "officially" an Art Historian)
> utilizing --for the first
> time, i believe-- an extensive
> amount of unpublished (!!) original source material.
> freeing him from the more or less exclusive domain
> of the Art Historians --as
> well as re-evaluating his significance within the
> sequence of events within
> that sometimes flakey discipline as that sequence is
> itself re-constructed--
> is a very heartening thing to see, it seems to me.
> an exciting time to be
> best to all from here,
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