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Title Thresholds of medieval visual culture : liminal spaces / edited by Elina Gertsman and Jill Stevenson.
Published Woodbridge, UK : Boydell Press, 2012.
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 Floor3  N5975 .T474 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 373 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Series Boydell studies in Medieval art and architecture
Boydell studies in medieval art and architecture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Limning the field / Elina Gertsman and Jill Stevenson -- Between word and image. On the threshold of the last days ; negotiating image and word in the Apocalypse of Jean de Berry / Richard K. Emmerson ; The monk who crucified himself / Kathryn A. Smith ; The Lumere as lais and its readers : pictorial evidence from Brisih Library MS Royal 15 D II / Lucy Freeman Sandler ; Reading and visuality in Stephen Scrope's Translatio of Chrstine de Pizan's Epistre Othea' -- Identity and gender. Making literate lay women visible : text and image in French and Flemish books of hours, 1220-1320 / Adelaide Bennett ; Women and the Italian Reneaissance illuminated manuscript / Jonathan J. G. Alexander ; The sexuality of the medieval comb / Dian Wolfthal ; Kneeling on the threshold : donors negotiating realms betwixt and between / Corine Schleif ; Sculptural representation and spatial appropriation in a medieval Chantry chapel / Rachel Dressler -- Performative spaces. In the merchants's bedchamber / Glenn Burger ; Liminality and literary genres : texts par personnages in late medeval manuscript culture / Robert L.A. Clark ; From stage to page : Siena's Caleffo dell'Assunta, spectacular machines, and promotion of civic power / Jenna Soleo-Shanks ; Passon spectatorship between private and public devotion / Glenn Ehrstine -- Pamela Sheingorn : an appreciation / Colum Hourihane.
Summary "The essays in this collection explore the thresholds between the visual and verbal, the sensory and performative, the literal and metaphorical, the social and epistemological that shaped the cultural matrix of the Middle Ages. The contributors' interrelated interests in patronage, word-image relationships, reception theory, gender studies, close visual and textual analysis, and performance criticism make for a valuable interdisciplinary mix that highlights the importance of studying medieval material culture in its many manifestations and valences. The book benefits from the ambitious cross-disciplinary explorations and engagements with contemporary theory undertaken in the field of medieval studies in recent decades, especially those by Pamela Sheingorn, to whom the volume is dedicated."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Art, Medieval.
Material culture -- History -- To 1500.
Visual communication -- History -- To 1500.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- History.
ISBN 9781843836971 (hbk.)
1843836971 (hbk.)
OCLC number 731911006