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Reading images : narrative discourse and reception in the thirteenth-century illuminated apocalypse

Author: Suzanne Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Reading Images focuses on the multi-layered relationships between the textual image and its reader-viewer in the Apocalypse manuscripts produced in England during the thirteenth century.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Lewis
ISBN: 0521479207 9780521479202
OCLC Number: 32018323
Description: xxv, 459 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. Apocalypsis depictus: A Book of Visions --
pt. I. Decoding the Thirteenth-Century Apocalyptic Discourse. 1. Auctor et Auctoritas: St. John as Seer, Author, Preceptor, and Pilgrim. 2. Problems of Archetype, Genre, and Narrative. 3. The Narrative Paradigm: A Synchronic View --
pt. II. Locating the Thirteenth-Century Reader in the Book. 4. The Ideology of the Book: Referencing Contemporary Crisis within Specular Structures of Power. 5. Transactional Experiences Encoded in the Imaged Text. 6. Picturing Other Visions: Expanding the Reader's Experience of the Book in Three Appended Cycles of Illustration --
Appendix: Census and Bibliography of Thirteenth-Century English Apocalypses.
Responsibility: Suzanne Lewis.
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"Reading Images is a work of creative primary scholarship that offers a fundamental symbolic semantics to the interpretation of the images of the Apocalypse in the private act of reading....Lewis's Read more...

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