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The Resource Spiritual seeing : picturing God's invisibility in medieval art, Herbert L. Kessler

Spiritual seeing : picturing God's invisibility in medieval art, Herbert L. Kessler

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Spiritual seeing : picturing God's invisibility in medieval art
Title
Spiritual seeing
Title remainder
picturing God's invisibility in medieval art
Statement of responsibility
Herbert L. Kessler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Spiritual Seeing, Kessler explores ways in which the medieval debate about the functions and limits of images influenced the production of sacred art. Offering a new interpretation of Christian images as mediators between the human and the sacred, Kessler considers how the creators of images in Byzantium and the Latin West were able to situate art at the boundary between the physical and the spiritual worlds. He examines the ways in which images acquired such legitimacy that sacred art became a privileged metaphor for divine revelation. Portraits of Christ, in particular, took on central importance. Throughout the book, Kessler also considers the lingering anxiety about the capacity of human sight to apprehend the divine in images. In so doing, he discloses the artful dodges devised to deal with the controversy of picturing God's invisibility in material form."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kessler, Herbert L.
Dewey number
246/.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.A8
LC item number
K47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Middle Ages series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Image (Theology)
  • Art chrétien
  • Image (Théologie)
  • Christelijke kunst
  • Beeldcultuur
  • Gottesdarstellung
  • Christusdarstellung
  • Christliche Kunst
Label
Spiritual seeing : picturing God's invisibility in medieval art, Herbert L. Kessler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The icon in the narrative -- "Thous shalt paint the likeness of Christ Himself" : the mosaic prohibition as provocation for Christian images -- Medieval art as argument -- Configuring the invisible by copying Holy Face -- Gazing at the future : the Parousia miniature in Vatican cod. gr. 699 -- Real absence : early medieval art and the metamorphosis of vision -- "Facies bibliothecae revelata" : Carolingian art as spiritual seeing -- The function of vitrum vestitum and the use of materia saphirorum in Suger's St.-Denis
Control code
43798313
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780812235609
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00029939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43798313
Label
Spiritual seeing : picturing God's invisibility in medieval art, Herbert L. Kessler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The icon in the narrative -- "Thous shalt paint the likeness of Christ Himself" : the mosaic prohibition as provocation for Christian images -- Medieval art as argument -- Configuring the invisible by copying Holy Face -- Gazing at the future : the Parousia miniature in Vatican cod. gr. 699 -- Real absence : early medieval art and the metamorphosis of vision -- "Facies bibliothecae revelata" : Carolingian art as spiritual seeing -- The function of vitrum vestitum and the use of materia saphirorum in Suger's St.-Denis
Control code
43798313
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780812235609
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00029939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43798313

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