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Vision, devotion, and self-representation in late medieval art

Author: Alexa Kristen Sand
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses on one of the most attractive yet poorly understood features of late-medieval manuscript illumination: the portrait of the book owner at prayer within the pages of her own prayer-book"--
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Genre/Form: Portraits
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexa Kristen Sand
ISBN: 9781107032224 1107032229
OCLC Number: 854512624
Description: xv, 408 pages : illustrations some color ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: self-reflection, devotion, and vision in the image of the book owner at prayer --
Saving face: the Veronica and the Visio Dei --
From Memoria to Visio: revising the donor --
Framing vision: the image of the book owner and the reflexive mode of seeing --
Domesticating devotion: body, space, and self --
Conclusion: Power and the portrait: negotiating gender.
Responsibility: Alexa Sand.
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