Observation and Image-Making in Gothic Art

Observation and Image-Making in Gothic Art

by Jean A. Givens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521830311

ISBN-13: 9780521830317

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Jean Givens demonstrates how medieval image making offers new insights into the syntax of visual communication and the function of descriptive art in both sacred and secular contexts. In defining late medieval visual communication strategies, Givens reveals the various modes of organizing and displaying knowledge. Her study of the working practices of medieval artists…  See more details below

Overview

Jean Givens demonstrates how medieval image making offers new insights into the syntax of visual communication and the function of descriptive art in both sacred and secular contexts. In defining late medieval visual communication strategies, Givens reveals the various modes of organizing and displaying knowledge. Her study of the working practices of medieval artists challenges many assumptions about pre-modern science and art, especially the notion that descriptive art is a natural response to scientific empiricism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521830317
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Gothic naturalism; 2. The testimony of sight; 3. Images and information; 4. The uses of likeness; 5. Models and copies; Conclusion: the mind's eye.

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