PICTURING DEATH 1200-1600

por PERKINSON, STEPHEN

BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS

PICTURING DEATH 1200-1600

ISBN: 978-90-04-43002-0
Fecha de la edición: 2020
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Encuadernación: CARTONE
Nº Pág.: 454

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Picturing Death: 1200-1600 explores the visual culture of mortality over the course of four centuries that witnessed a remarkable flourishing of imagery focused on the themes of death, dying, and the afterlife. In doing so, this volume sheds light on issues that unite two periods'the Middle Ages and the Renaissance'that are often understood as diametrically opposed. The studies collected here cover a broad visual terrain, from tomb sculpture to painted altarpieces, from manuscripts to printed books, and from minute carved objects to large-scale architecture. Taken together, they present a picture of the ways that images have helped humans understand their own mortality, and have incorporated the deceased into the communities of the living.



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