This beautiful book describes and illustrates 38 major masterpieces from the V&A's outstanding holdings of European art from the period 300-1600. It includes superb examples of sculpture,metalwork, ceramics and glass, and forms a short guide to the highlights of the museum's magnificent new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries. "Medieval and Renaissance Treasures" contextualizes such exceptional works as the enamelled Becket Casket, the ivory Crucified Christ by Giovanni Pisano, Donatello's bronze fountain figure of a Winged Putto with a Fish, and bronzes by Antico and Hubert Gerhard.
PaulWilliamson is Keeper of the Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass and Director of Collections at the V&A. His many publications include Gothic Art for England 1300-1547 with Richard Marks (V&A 2003) and Netherlandish Sculpture (V&A 2002). Peta Motture is Chief Curator of the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries project at the V&A. She has published widely onmedieval and later sculpture and was co-curator of the exhibitions Earth and Fire (2001), and Depth of Field (2004).Her books include The Sculpted Object 400-1700 (1997), Bells and Mortars (V&A 2001), and Large Bronzes in the Renaissance (2003).