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Miniature and the English imagination : literature, cognition, and small-scale culture, 1650-1765

Author: Melinda Alliker Rabb
Publisher: Cambridge (GB) : Cambridge university press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining the phenomenon of miniaturization in material culture, literature and theories of cognition, this study examines the appeal and function of the small in the period from 1660 to 1765.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melinda Alliker Rabb
ISBN: 9781108649452 1108649459
OCLC Number: 1091948963
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 212-231. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (IX-243 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction to an age of small-scale; 2. Swift and miniature: Cogito ergo Gulliver; 3. Lilliput recalibrated: Johnson and others; 4. Toying with thought: Pope, Gay, Dodsley; 5. War in miniature: models, maps, medals, and Sterne's Tristram Shandy; 6. Science and miniature: animal rationis capax and homo depictor; Coda: 'the last extreme of littleness': miniature and the postmodern imagination; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Melinda Alliker Rabb.
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