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Library of the written word volume 85
Part 1: The diversification of the genre -- Relic books. Mimesis as politics -- Competition between cities and printers -- Speculating on similarity -- Familiar means-new piety -- Aesthetic enhancement -- The relic book as stage mask : the media staging of social climbing and the accumulation of salvation -- Troy, Rome, Halle : history and genealogy -- Part 2: Synthesis of a genre. The mediality of the relic book -- The texture of the book.
"This study is the first fundamental analysis and synopsis of the printed relic-book genre. Printed relic books represent, both by image and text, precious reliquaries, which were presented to the faithful audience during special liturgical feasts, the display of relics. This study brings into focus the specific aesthetics of these relic books and explores the immense influence that patrons had on figuration as well as on the forms of these books. The analysis focuses on the interaction of image and text as manifestation of authenticity. This book then contributes to clarifying the complex medial role of printing with movable type in its early period and offers a novel interpretation of the cultural significance of artefacts in the Renaissance"--
Erscheint auch als Druck-Ausgabe Cárdenas, Livia The texture of images Leiden : Brill, 2021 ISBN 9789004404489