British Art Studies, Issue 6:
Summer 2017: Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600–1500

Publicaton Date
June 2017
Standard Number
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Yale Center for British Art

British Art Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed digital journal published jointly by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. The journal provides an innovative space for new research and scholarship of the highest quality on all aspects of British art, architecture, and visual culture in their most diverse and international contexts.

British Art Studies is one of the few completely open access journals in the field of art history, providing a platform for digital publishing as well as a forum for debate about the digital humanities and fair use. 

This special issue on Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600–1500 is edited by Jessica Berenbeim and Sandy Heslop.



Editorial, by Jessica Berenbeim and Sandy Heslop

Medieval Invention and its Potencies, by Paul Binski

Innovation in English Gothic Architecture: Risks, Impediments, and Opportunities, by Roger Stalley

Imagining Invention: The Character of the “Gothic architect” and England, 1200–1400, by James Hillson

Creativity in Three Dimensions: An Investigation of the Presbytery Aisles of Wells Cathedral, by Alexandrina Buchanan and Nicholas Webb

Inventio Porticus—Imagining Solomon’s Porches in Late Medieval England, by Helen Lunnon

Imagining Place and Moralizing Space: Jerusalem at Medieval Westminster, by Laura Slater

The Englishness of English Sedilia, by James Alexander Cameron

Legal Crisis and Artistic Innovation in Thirteenth-Century Scotland, by Jessica Barker

In the Vineyard of the Lord: Art, Imagination, and the Stained Glass Commissions of William of Wykeham in Fourteenth-Century English Colleges, by Veronika Decker

The Temple of Justice and the Key of David: Anachronism and Authority in the Chichester Seal Matrix, by Lloyd de Beer

Resonance and Reuse: The Fifteenth-Century Transformation of a Late Romanesque Vita Christi, by Kristen Collins

Wording the Wound Man, by Jack Hartnell


Disciplining the Digital: Virtual 3D Reproduction, Pilgrim Badges, and the Stuff of Art History, a Conversation Piece feature coordinated by Amy Jeffs

Handling Digital Objects, by Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman

An Ivory Staff Terminal from Alcester, a One Object feature by Sandy Heslop

Pilgrim Souvenir: Hood of Cherries, a One Object feature by Amy Jeffs

Morse Decorated with the Crucifixion and the Monogram of Abbot Walter Clifton of Warden Abbey, a One Object feature by Michael Carter

Pilgrim Souvenir: Ampulla of Thomas Becket, a One Object feature by Amy Jeffs