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Story and space in Renaissance art : the rebirth of continuous narrative

Author: Lew Andrews
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Rebirth of Continuous Narrative focuses on a puzzling but ubiquitous feature of Renaissance art: continuous narrative, in which several episodes, each including the same characters, are shown in a single space or setting. Continuous narratives have often been considered to be incompatible with the new system of representing space, one-point perspective, which has been traditionally understood to freeze time as  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lew Andrews
ISBN: 052147356X 9780521473569 0521646634 9780521646635
OCLC Number: 31662187
Description: xiv, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: By the ocean of time --
The viewer and the vanishing point --
A single glance --
Simpler completeness --
Position and meaning in continuous narration --
Space and narrative.
Responsibility: Lew Andrews.
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A new interpretation of the puzzling Renaissance use of continuous narrative in art.  Read more...

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"...Lew Andrews' book makes important scholarly contributions to our understanding of the narrative tradition and its place in the art and culture of the Renaissance." Sara Nair James, Sixteenth Read more...

 
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