The Social Life of Illumination: Manuscripts, Images, and Communities in the Late Middle Ages (Medieval Texts and Cultures on Northern Europe) (Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9782503532127: The Social Life of Illumination: Manuscripts, Images, and Communities in the Late Middle Ages (Medieval Texts and Cultures on Northern Europe) (Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This anthology is the first broadly based exploration of an issue now emerging at the intersection of art history and literary study: how the interplay of images and texts in medieval manuscripts enabled an array of social interactions that helped shape individual and communal experience and identities. An interdisciplinary group of scholars, from Art History, English, and French departments, has combined to explore the ways in which pictures in a book can have a 'social life'. Setting aside the traditional assumption that illuminated manuscripts were meant chiefly for the eyes of solitary reader-viewers, the essays in this anthology demonstrate that illuminations took on social dimension in many ways. They could cue internal dialogues with religious figures or family members; they could be described, explained, and/or viewed communally during public readings; and they could draw their viewers into joint celebration of core secular or religious values. As much as architectural monuments, contracts, and rituals, illuminations provide a way for us to map the multiple dimensions of medieval social life.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Kathryn A. Smith is an assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts at New York University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Coleman, J.
Published by Brepols Publishers (2013)
ISBN 10: 2503532128 ISBN 13: 9782503532127
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
ISD LLC
(Bristol, CT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Brepols Publishers, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. 2503532128. Seller Inventory # 252011

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 153.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

J. Coleman
Published by Brepols N.V. (2013)
ISBN 10: 2503532128 ISBN 13: 9782503532127
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Brepols N.V., 2013. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 2503532128_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 197.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Coleman, Joyce (edt)/ Cruse, Mark (edt)/ Smith, Kathryn A. (edt)
ISBN 10: 2503532128 ISBN 13: 9782503532127
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 20146479-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 194.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

J.Coleman,M.Cruse,K.Smith ( eds. )
Published by Brepols Publishers, Turnhout (2013)
ISBN 10: 2503532128 ISBN 13: 9782503532127
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Luigi De Bei
(PREGANZIOL, TV, Italy)

Book Description Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2013. Couverture rigide. Condition: Neuf. Dust Jacket Condition: Neuf. Edition originale. Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe(TCNE 21) The Social Life of Illumination Manuscripts, Images, and Communities in the Late Middle Ages J. Coleman, M. Cruse, K. Smith (eds.) XXIV+552 p., 135 b/w ill. + 9 colour ill., 1 b/w line art, 156 x 234 mm, 2013 ISBN: 978-2-503-53212-7 Languages: English Hardback The publication is available. Retail price: EURO 150,00 This anthology is the first broadly based exploration of an issue now emerging at the intersection of art history and literary study: how the interplay of images and texts in medieval manuscripts enabled an array of social interactions that helped shape individual and communal experience and identities. An interdisciplinary group of scholars, from Art History, English, and French departments, has combined to explore the ways in which pictures in a book can have a 'social life'. Setting aside the traditional assumption that illuminated manuscripts were meant chiefly for the eyes of solitary reader-viewers, the essays in this anthology demonstrate that illuminations took on social dimension in many ways. They could cue internal dialogues with religious figures or family members; they could be described, explained, and/or viewed communally during public readings; and they could draw their viewers into joint celebration of core secular or religious values. As much as architectural monuments, contracts, and rituals, illuminations provide a way for us to map the multiple dimensions of medieval social life. Table of Contents Introduction: the Social Life of Illumination - JOYCE COLEMAN, MARK CRUSE, and KATHRYN A. SMITH Part I. Spiritual Community Thee Social Life of a Manuscript Metaphor: Christ's Blood as Ink - MARLENE VILLALOBOS HENNESSY Communion and Community: Eucharistic Narratives and their Audience in the Smitheld Decretals - ALIXE BOVEY Worded and Wordless Images: Biblical Narratives in the Psalters of Humphrey de Bohun - LUCY FREEMAN SANDLER A 'Viewing Community' in Fourteenth-Century England - KATHRYN A. SMITH Jean Germain's Debat du Crestien et du Sarrasin: Illumination Between Multi-Confessional Debate and Anti-Conciliarism - DAVID JOSEPH WRISLEY 'Ces mots icy verrez juer': Performative Presence and Social Life in the Arras Passion Manuscript - ROBERT L. A. CLARK and PAMELA SHEINGORN Anthoine Vérard's Illuminated Playscript of La vengeance nostre seigneur: Marketing Plays and Creating the King's Image - LAURA WEIGERT Part II. Social and Political Community Visualizing Morality in the Manuscripts of Marie de France's Isopet - LOGAN E. WHALEN Angels on the Right Bank: The Celestial Ladder over Paris in BnF, MS fr. 146 - NANCY FREEMAN REGALADO Performing Documents and Documenting Performance in the Procès de Robert d'Artois (BnF, MS fr. 18437) and CharlesV's Grandes chroniques deFrance (BnF, MS fr. 2813) - ANNE D. HEDEMAN Pictorial Polyphony: Image, Voice, and Social Life in the Romand'Alexandre (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 264) - MARK CRUSE The First Presentation Miniature in an English-Language Manuscript - JOYCE COLEMAN From Print to Script: The Luxury Metatext of Lambeth Palace Library, MS 265 - DHIRA B. MAHONEY To Have and to Hold: Marriage, Politics, and Iconography in the Prayer Book of Margaret Tudor - ELIZABETH MORRISON The Book of Hours as album amicorum: Jane Guildford's Book - MARY ERLER Interest Classification: Book History, Manuscript Studies & Palaeography Codicology Illumination & illustration of books Size: 156 x 234 Mm. Livre. Seller Inventory # 007371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 170.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 31.99
From Italy to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Coleman, Joyce, Cruse, Mark, Smith, Kathryn A.
Published by English Universitary (2013)
ISBN 10: 2503532128 ISBN 13: 9782503532127
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, India)

Book Description English Universitary, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Printed Pages: xxiv + 552, 135 b/w ill. + 9 colour ill. Seller Inventory # Brepols-9782503532127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 234.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.17
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Coleman, Joyce, Cruse, Mark, Smith, Kathryn A.
Published by English Universitary (2013)
ISBN 10: 2503532128 ISBN 13: 9782503532127
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Vikram Jain Books
(New Delhi, India)

Book Description English Universitary, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Printed Pages: xxiv + 552, 135 b/w ill. + 9 colour ill. Seller Inventory # Brepols-9782503532127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 234.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.17
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds