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The margins of medieval manuscripts teem with sirens, satyrs, griffins, unicorns, dragons and other bizarre creatures. Commonplace animals are twisted together in impossible combinations, and human bodies are merged with animal forms in ways that are often both comic and ghastly. Images of these monstrosities pervade art and culture in the Middle Ages, and for medieval people they must have been a tantalizing suggestion of unknown worlds and unthinkable dangers. But what were they doing there? Were they meaningless distractions, or did these strange beasts have other symbolic meanings? Alixe Bovey's thoroughly readable text explains the meaning of these monsters and their place in medieval art.

Synopsis:

Images of monstrosities pervade art and culture in the Middle Ages, and for medieval people they must have been a tantalizing suggestion of unknown worlds and unthinkable dangers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802085122
Author:
Bovey, Alixe
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Christian art and symbolism
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mediev
Subject:
Grotesque in art
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.
Subject:
Monsters in art.
Subject:
Art et symbolisme chrâetiens
Subject:
Enluminure mâediâevale
Subject:
Monstres dans l'art
Subject:
Grotesque dans l art
Subject:
Christian art and symbolism - Medieval, 500-
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
107-3
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.84x6.96x.19 in. .47 lbs.

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