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What was the role of images in the western tradition? And what was their relationship with the printed work? This wide-ranging collection of essays offers a critical review of how the Western tradition set out to compare visual arts and texts, encompassing thirteenth-century Spanish miniatures, Italian Renaissance painting and book illustrations, the explosion of inter-arts comparisons in the works of such diverse writers as Blake, Mallerme and D'Annunzio, and the modern debate ...
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Overview

What was the role of images in the western tradition? And what was their relationship with the printed work? This wide-ranging collection of essays offers a critical review of how the Western tradition set out to compare visual arts and texts, encompassing thirteenth-century Spanish miniatures, Italian Renaissance painting and book illustrations, the explosion of inter-arts comparisons in the works of such diverse writers as Blake, Mallerme and D'Annunzio, and the modern debate on the visual arts. 256p, 21 illus.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781900755696
  • Publisher: Maney Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Legenda Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
1 A Renaissance Enigma: Piero di Cosimo's Forest Fire 16
2 Delacroix and Literature 38
3 On Chess, Chests and Kingship: Two Miniatures of Alfonso X of Castile in the Libros de acedrex, dados e tablas (1283) 51
4 Early Illustrations of Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata 76
5 The Literalism of William Blake's Illustrations to the Divine Comedy 89
6 D'Annunzio, his Illustrators and Italian Pre-Raphaelitism 114
7 'The art consists of hiding the art': Castiglione and Raphael 134
8 'The vantage-ground of abstraction': Charles Lamb on Reading and Viewing 151
9 Graphic Revolutions: The Role of the Pictorial in Jules Valles's Jacques Vingtras Trilogy 176
10 Visual and Textual Synergy in Stephane Mallarme 190
11 Art/History between the Linguistic and Pictorial 'Turns' 206
Bibliography 222
Index 243
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