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Worlds within : opening the medieval shrine Madonna

Elina Gertsman (Author)
"Explores Shrine Madonnas, late medieval statues of the Virgin Mary that split open to reveal richly carved and painted interiors. Analyzes the changing roles of vision and sensation in the complex performative ways in which audiences engaged with devotional art, both in public and in private"--Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2015
The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2015
xvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
9780271064017, 0271064013
Introduction : a cause of error
Secrets : revealing bodies, fragmented vision
Ruptures : holy anatomy, affective obstetrics
Play : animate substance, uncanny performance
Imprints : hybrid memories, interior journeys
Postscript : the excavated body
Appendix : shrine Madonnas, ca. 1270-ca. 1500, in approximate chronological order