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The Resource The art of allusion : illuminators and the making of English literature, 1403-1476, Sonja Drimmer

The art of allusion : illuminators and the making of English literature, 1403-1476, Sonja Drimmer

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The art of allusion : illuminators and the making of English literature, 1403-1476
Title
The art of allusion
Title remainder
illuminators and the making of English literature, 1403-1476
Statement of responsibility
Sonja Drimmer
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Language
eng
Summary
"Starting at the end of the fourteenth century, English writers including Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, and John Lydgate translated and revised stories with long pedigrees in Latin, Italian, and French. Royals and gentry alike commissioned lavish manuscript copies of these works, copies whose images were integral to the rising prestige of English as a literary language. Yet despite the significance of these images, manuscript illuminators are seldom discussed in the major narratives of the development of English literary culture. The newly enlarged scale of English manuscript production and the attendant need for new images generated a problem, Sonja Drimmer contends: not only were images needed to accompany narratives that often had no tradition of illustration; they were also called upon to express novel concepts, including ones as foundational as the identity and suitable representation of an English poet. In devising this new corpus, manuscript artists harnessed visual allusion as a method to articulate central questions and provide at times conflicting answers regarding both literary and cultural authority. Drimmer traces how, just as the poets embraced intertextuality as a means of invention, so did illuminators devise new images through referential techniques -- assembling, adapting, and combining images from a range of sources in order to answer the need for a new body of pictorial matter."--
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Drimmer, Sonja
Dewey number
745.6/709420902
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • ND2940
  • ND3128
LC item number
  • .D74 2019
  • .D74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Material texts
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Gower, John
  • Lydgate, John
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, English
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, English
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • England
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The art of allusion : illuminators and the making of English literature, 1403-1476, Sonja Drimmer
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-309) 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
Control code
1028584113
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812250497
Lccn
2018004665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1028584113
Label
The art of allusion : illuminators and the making of English literature, 1403-1476, Sonja Drimmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-309) 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
Control code
1028584113
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812250497
Lccn
2018004665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1028584113

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