Early Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying Meaning

Cristelle Baskins (Editor), Lisa Rosenthal (Editor)

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Abstract

The first book in over twenty-five years devoted solely to allegory and personification in art history, this anthology complements current literary and cultural studies of allegory. The volume re-examines early modern allegorical imagery in light of crucial material, contextual and methodological questions: how are allegories conceived; for whom; and for what purposes? Contributors consider a wide range of allegorical representations in the visual arts and material culture, of both early modern Europe and the colonial "New World" 1400-1800. Essays included here examine paintings, sculpture, prints, architecture and the spaces of public ritual while discussing the process and theory of interpretation, formation of audiences, reception history, appropriation and censorship. A special focus on the medium of the body in visual allegory unites the volume's diverse materials and methods.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherAshgate
Number of pages316
ISBN (Print)9781138255562, 9780754657606
StatePublished - 2007

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Allegory
Imagery
Material Culture
Colonies
Appropriation
Anthology
Art History
Censorship
Literary Studies
Contextual
Cultural Studies
Allegories
Personification
Early Modern Europe
Reception History

Keywords

  • european art
  • allegories
  • symbolism in art
  • visual perception
  • art history
  • history, early modern 1451-1600
  • europe
  • latin america

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Baskins, C., & Rosenthal, L. (Eds.) (2007). Early Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying Meaning. Ashgate.

Early Modern Visual Allegory : Embodying Meaning. / Baskins, Cristelle (Editor); Rosenthal, Lisa (Editor).

Ashgate, 2007. 316 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Baskins, C & Rosenthal, L (eds) 2007, Early Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying Meaning. Ashgate.
Baskins C, (ed.), Rosenthal L, (ed.). Early Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying Meaning. Ashgate, 2007. 316 p.
Baskins, Cristelle (Editor) ; Rosenthal, Lisa (Editor). / Early Modern Visual Allegory : Embodying Meaning. Ashgate, 2007. 316 p.
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