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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-1996.
Words, script, and pictures.
New York : G. Braziller, 1996
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|Description:||199 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||by Meyer Schapiro.|
The second text, "Script in Pictures: Semiotics of Visual Language," is published here for the first time. For generations, medieval book art served as a prime field for the invention of styles of art and as the expression of individual sensibilities. Against this background, Schapiro elaborates on the intricate ways in which medieval artists transformed writing and images in their books, often integrating them to convey, in highly concise formats, their powerful messages. In some cases, a physical bond with language even determined pictorial factors. While Professor Schapiro focuses on medieval examples, he extends his investigation to modern art by analyzing script in the works of Goya, Picasso, Homer, and Manet.