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The experience of beauty in the Middle Ages

Author: Mary J Carruthers
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford-Warburg studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, their love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong contrasts. Written for a general educated audience as well as students and scholars in the field, it offers an understanding of medieval literature and art that is rooted in the perceptions and feelings of ordinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary J Carruthers
ISBN: 9780198723257 0198723253
OCLC Number: 888461018
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Description: xii, 233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : making sense --
Artful play --
Sensory complexion and style --
Taking the bitter with the sweet --
Taste and good taste --
Varietas --
Ordinary beauty.
Series Title: Oxford-Warburg studies.
Responsibility: Mary Carruthers.

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Mary Carruthers is well-known to medievalists across the disciplines for her pioneering work on the art of memory, which has transformed the way in which we think about medieval processes of Read more...

 
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