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Exemplum : Model-Book Drawings and the Practice of Artistic Transmission in the Middle Ages (ca. 900 - ca.1450)

Scheller, Robert W

Published by Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 1995
ISBN 10: 9053561307 / ISBN 13: 9789053561300
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Title: Exemplum : Model-Book Drawings and the ...

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition


434 pp. 15 colour plates. 265 b/w in-text figures. A study of the medieval model drawing book including a catalogue raisonne of extant examples. Also includes an appendix of Byzantine era model books, notes and index. Internally clean without marks or additions, sound binding, unread retail stock copy. Laminated, colour illustrated paper covered boards. No dustjacket as issued. Slight shelf and edge wear with a slight bump at the head of the spine and some instances of denting along the tail edges of the boards. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008569

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Synopsis: During the Middle Ages, artistic ideas were transmitted from one region to another and passed on from one generation to the next, in the form of drawings. This kind of handmade reproduction, 'exemplum' in Latin, was used to record the form and content of works of art. Some of those drawings have survived in 'model books'. The author presents a fascinating account of many and various aspects of these drawings with special emphasis on how they contribute to our understanding of the genesis of medieval works of art. Exemplum will be a standard work of reference for many years to come

Language Notes: Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Dutch

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