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Art into Life: Collected Papers from the Kresge Art Museum Medieval Symposia

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Since 1986, the Kresge Art Museum Medieval Symposium has sponsored a series of presentations by important international scholars in medieval studies. Art into Life offers a selection of the presentations all focusing on medieval book production, fourteenth-century manuscripts, aspects of iconography, and patronage. Art into Life provides a series of detailed discussions, suggesting the many approaches to the study of medieval books, their creation and use. It makes available not only some of the most current and ...
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Since 1986, the Kresge Art Museum Medieval Symposium has sponsored a series of presentations by important international scholars in medieval studies. Art into Life offers a selection of the presentations all focusing on medieval book production, fourteenth-century manuscripts, aspects of iconography, and patronage. Art into Life provides a series of detailed discussions, suggesting the many approaches to the study of medieval books, their creation and use. It makes available not only some of the most current and best scholarship in the field of medieval studies, but it also offers unique and thorough understanding of influences and themes that have inspired artistic development.
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Nine papers delivered at one of the nine annual symposia at Michigan State University discuss medieval book production, 14th- century manuscripts, aspects of iconography, and patronage. A Worcestershire girdlebook, the soul's conveyance to the afterlife, secular objects in Netherlandish painting, the seven deadly sins, and nuns and patrons and artists, are among the topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780870133657
  • Publisher: Michigan State University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Pages: 280

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
A Survey of Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Book Production 9
Book Production Terms in Nicholas Munshull's Nominale 49
"Man Yhernes Rimes for to Here": A Biblical History from the Middle Ages 73
Geography and Illustration and Higden's Polychronicon 95
Harry the Haywarde and Talbat his Dog: An Illustrated Girdlebook from Worcestershire 115
"And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest": The Soul's Conveyance to the Afterlife in the Middle Ages 155
Secular Objects and Their Implications in Early Netherlandish Painting 183
Lay Patronage and the Popular Iconography of the Seven Deadly Sins 213
Nuns as Patrons, Artists, Readers: Bridgettine Woodcuts in Printed Books Produced for the English Market 237
Appendix: Medieval Symposia Speakers at the Kresge Art Museum 269
Index 273
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