PREFACE: Elina Gertsman, 'Withdrawal and Presence'
PART I: ABSTRACTION / APORIA / UNKNOWABILITY
Vincent Debiais, 'Colour as Subject'
Aden Kumler, 'Abstraction's Gothic Grounds'
Adam S. Cohen and Linda Safran, 'Abstraction in the Kennicott Bible'
Robert Mills, 'Back-to-Front: Abstraction and Figuration in Bosch's Visions of the Hereafter'
PART II: ABSTRACTION / FIGURATION / SIGNIFICATION
Danny Smith, 'The Painted Logos: Abstraction as Exegesis in the Ashburnham Pentateuch'
Benjamin C. Tilghman, 'The Sign within the Form, the Form without the Sign: Monograms and Pseudo-Monograms as Abstractions in Mozarabic Antiphonaries'
Gia Toussaint, 'Ornament and Abstraction: A New Approach to Understanding Ornamented Writing in the Making of Illuminated Manuscripts around 1000'
Nancy Thebaut, 'The Double-Sided Image: Abstraction and Figuration in Early Medieval Painting'
PART III: ABSTRACTION / EPISTEMOLOGY / PERCEPTION
Danielle B. Joyner, 'Birds of Defiance: Jewelled Resistance to Modern Abstractions'
Megan C. McNamee, 'Early Romanesque Abstraction and the "Unconditionally Two-Dimensional Surface"'
Taylor McCall, 'Functional Abstraction in Medieval Anatomical Diagrams'
Julie Harris, 'Imaging Perfection(s) in Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts'
RESPONSE: Herbert Kessler, 'Astral Abstraction'
CODA: Charlotte Denoël, 'Carolingian Art as Conceptual Art?'