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Writing on Hands: Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

Writing on Hands: Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

by University of Washington Press

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This volume is published in conjunction with an exhibition organized at the Trout Gallery, Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania), September through November 2000, and traveling to the Folger Shakespeare Libary Washington, D.C., December through March 2001. The theme is the hand as it appears in miniatures, prints, and drawings, inscribed with or surrounded by lines, letters, words, symbols, and/or numbers. These representations all show the hand as it has functioned to serve understanding and memorization<-->of religious concepts, musical verses, and predictions of the future, for example. Curator Sherman, who has published widely on medieval art and art historiography, is joined by several contributing art historians in providing extensively researched interpretive text for the 85 featured images. Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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