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The Resource Vertiginous mirrors : the animation of the visual image and early modern travel, Rose Marie San Juan

Vertiginous mirrors : the animation of the visual image and early modern travel, Rose Marie San Juan

Label
Vertiginous mirrors : the animation of the visual image and early modern travel
Title
Vertiginous mirrors
Title remainder
the animation of the visual image and early modern travel
Statement of responsibility
Rose Marie San Juan
Title variation
Animation of the visual image and early modern travel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In early modern Europe, the visual image began to move, not only as it travelled across great distances but also due to the introduction of innovative visual formats that produced animation within the image itself. This book traces the arduous journeys of visual images through evidence of their use and reproduction along missionary routes from Europe to India, Japan, China, Brazil and Chile. It argues that missionary world travel was crucial to the early modern re-animation of the image through devices such as the reflection of the mirror, the multiple registers of vision of the anthropomorphic image, the imaginative and disorienting possibilities of the utopic image, and even the reconstitution of the sacred image with memories of the relation of travel to life and death. These journeys produced a new kind of visual image, one closely related to the changing experience of the human body, including its extension through new technologies. A crucial point of reference is the legendary 1540s travels across south Asia of Jesuit Saint Francis Xavier, whose burial in Goa and ultimate failure to return to Europe became a provocation not only for subsequent missionary travel but also for a new conceptualization of the visual image. Within the journeys traced in the book, the visual image forged new connections between different locations and across different cultures, accumulating increasingly entangled histories. Even more intriguingly, these images frequently returned to Europe, changed but still recognizable, there to be used again with an awareness of their earlier travels"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket
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BTCTA
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San Juan, Rose Marie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N8253.T69
LC item number
S26 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rethinking art's histories
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  • Travel in art
  • Missionaries in art
  • Image (Philosophy)
  • Art
  • Art, European
  • Art, European
Label
Vertiginous mirrors : the animation of the visual image and early modern travel, Rose Marie San Juan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-237) 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
Introduction. Dying to see -- The anthropomorphic image : negotiations of space between body and landscape -- The imperfect replica : departures and arrivals from Naples to Nagasaki -- The visionary image : the return of the image from Brazil to Rome -- The utopic image : unsettling circuits between Chile and Rome -- Epilogue : The proliferation of the body : Francis Xavier in Goa
Control code
701811038
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780719084812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)701811038
Label
Vertiginous mirrors : the animation of the visual image and early modern travel, Rose Marie San Juan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-237) 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
Introduction. Dying to see -- The anthropomorphic image : negotiations of space between body and landscape -- The imperfect replica : departures and arrivals from Naples to Nagasaki -- The visionary image : the return of the image from Brazil to Rome -- The utopic image : unsettling circuits between Chile and Rome -- Epilogue : The proliferation of the body : Francis Xavier in Goa
Control code
701811038
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780719084812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)701811038

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