The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art: Materials, Power and Manipulation

1st Edition

Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Ika Matyjaszkiewicz, Zuzanna Sarnecka

Routledge
Published October 4, 2017
Reference - 202 Pages - 61 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138054226 - CAT# Y331087
Series: Routledge Research in Art History

USD$155.00

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Summary

This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things: objects that were collected, exchanged, held in hand, carried on a body, assembled, cared for or pawned. Through a series of case studies set in various geographic locations, this volume examines a rich variety of systems throughout Europe and beyond.

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