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The Gothic Image: Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century
Emile MÔle, Dora Nussey, trans.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1958; Series: Harper Torchbooks
 

"This translation was made from the third French edition and is reprinted here by arrangement with E. P. Dutton & Company, which originally published it in 1913 under the title Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century, A Study in Mediaeval Iconography and its Sources of Inspiration." - publisher

Book 1: 'The Mirror of Nature' covers: "I. - To the medieval mind the universe a symbol. Sources of this conception. The 'Key' of Melito. The Bestiaries. II. - Animals represented in the churches; their meaning not always symbolic. Symbols of the Evangelists. Window at Lyons. Frieze at Strasburg. Influence of Honorius of Autun; the Bestiaries. III. - Exaggerations of the symbolic school. Symbolism sometimes absent. Flora and fauna of the thirteenth century. Gargoyles, monstors."

Numerous black & white illustrations.

Language: English


 
LC: M7949.M313; LCCN: 58-10152
 
  
 
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