Item Details

Worlds Within: Opening the Medieval Shrine Madonna

Elina Gertsman
Format
Book
Published
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]
Language
English
ISBN
9780271064017, 0271064013
Summary
"Explores Shrine Madonnas, late medieval statues of the Virgin Mary that split open to reveal richly carved and painted interiors. Analyzes the changing roles of vision and sensation in the complex performative ways in which audiences engaged with devotional art, both in public and in private"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Introduction : a cause of error
  • Secrets : revealing bodies, fragmented vision
  • Ruptures : holy anatomy, affective obstetrics
  • Play : animate substance, uncanny performance
  • Imprints : hybrid memories, interior journeys
  • Postscript : the excavated body
  • Appendix : shrine Madonnas, ca. 1270-ca. 1500, in approximate chronological order.
Description
xvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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