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Art and Optics in the Hereford Map - An English Mappa Mundi, c. 1300 (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,094 Discovery Miles 10 940 You Save: R318 (23%)
Art and Optics in the Hereford Map - An English Mappa Mundi, c. 1300 (Hardcover): Marcia Kupfer
Art and Optics in the Hereford Map - An English Mappa Mundi, c. 1300 (Hardcover): Marcia Kupfer

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Art and Optics in the Hereford Map - An English Mappa Mundi, c. 1300 (Hardcover)

Marcia Kupfer

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A single, monumental mappa mundi (world map), made around 1300 for Hereford Cathedral, survives intact from the Middle Ages. As Marcia Kupfer reveals in her arresting new study, this celebrated testament to medieval learning has long been profoundly misunderstood. Features of the colored and gilded map that baffle modern expectations are typically dismissed as the product of careless execution. Kupfer argues that they should rightly be seen as part of the map's encoded commentary on the nature of vision itself. Optical conceits and perspectival games formed part of the map's language of vision, were central to its commission, and shaped its display, formal design, and allegorical fabric. These discoveries compel a sweeping revision of the artwork's intellectual and art-historical genealogy, as well as its function and aesthetic significance, shedding new light on the impact of scientific discourses in late medieval art.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Marcia Kupfer
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-22033-9
Barcode: 9780300220339
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 500 CE to 1400
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Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Cartography, geodesy & geographic information systems (GIS) > Map making & projections
LSN: 0-300-22033-2

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