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    Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press
    Format: 1 Online-Ressource (xxii, 148 Seiten) , 111 Illustrationen
    Edition: Princeton Legacy Library edition 2019
    ISBN: 9780691194448
    Series Statement: Princeton Legacy Library 5251
    Content: In this interdisciplinary study, Henry Maguire examines the influence of several literary genres and rhetorical techniques on the art of narration in Byzantium. He reveals the important and wide-reaching influence of literature on the visual arts. In particular, he shows that the literary embellishments of the sermons and hymns of the church nourished the imaginations of artists, and fundamentally affected the iconography, style, and arrangement of their work. Using provocative material previously unfamiliar to art historians, he concentrates on religious art from A.D. 843 to 1453.Professor Maguire first considers the Byzantine view of the link between oratory and painting, and then the nature of rhetoric and its relationship to Christian literature. He demonstrates how four rhetorical genres and devices-description, antithesis, hyperbole, and lament-had a special affinity with the visual arts and influenced several scenes in the Byzantine art, including the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Massacre of the Innocents, the Presentation, Christ's Passion, and the Dormition of the Virgin.Through the literature of the church, Professor Maguire concludes, the methods of rhetoric indirectly helped Byzantine artists add vividness to their narratives, structure their compositions, and enrich their work with languages. Once translated into visual language, the artifices of rhetoric could be appreciated by many.Henry Maguire is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Originally published in 1982.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
    Content: Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index -- Figures
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index , restricted access online access with authorization star , Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
    Additional Edition: ISBN 0691039720
    Additional Edition: ISBN 9780691655215
    Additional Edition: ISBN 9780691656632
    Additional Edition: Erscheint auch als Druck-Ausgabe Maguire, Henry, 1943 - Art and eloquence in Byzantium Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1981 ISBN 0691039720
    Language: English
    Keywords: Byzantinisches Reich ; Religiöse Kunst ; Geschichte 843-1453
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