Title :

The images of words in English gothic psalters : the Saunders lecture, 1997

Author :
SANDLER, Lucy Freeman ;
Conference :
Studies in the illustration of the psalter; Stamford; S. Tyas in assoc. with the School of Art History, University of Saint Andrews ;
Publication year :
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Demonstrates the continued viability of the literal mode of psalter illustration into the 13th and 14th cs., describing this system as one used almost solely in connection with the pictorial strategies of medieval psalters. Some word images are direct pictorial equivalents that correspond to the sense of the psalm; some are transpositions of words and phrases that are already metaphorical into direct pictorial equivalents, in the process altering the way the text is looked at; some 'illustrate' words and phrases with visual examples; and some are so decontextualised that they appear to disregard the sense of the text completely. Considers how the types of transposition of words into images and the resulting word-images themselves intersect with the physical format of the psalter, whether it is a question of the full-width miniatures of the Paris Psalter (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 8846), the historiated initials of such books as the Bohun Psalter (Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS Cod. 1826*), or the marginalia of the Luttrell Psalter (London, British Library, MS Add. 42130). Concludes by considering the impact of such literal imagery on the use of the book to its possessor. ;
Pagination/Size :
30 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5303C03 - 300-1400 ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Enluminure ; 530-III - 300-1400 ;
French keywords :
Décoration marginale ; England (GBR) ; Enluminure ; Gothique (art) ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Mise en page ; Psautier ; Texte ; 1200-1400 ;
Descriptors :
Christian iconography ; England (GBR) ; Gothic ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; Layout ; Manuscript illumination ; Marginalia (manuscripts) ; Psalters ; Text ; 1200-1400 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24922631 ;
ISBN 1900289423 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
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