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Emblems from Alciato to the Tattoo
Selected Papers of the Leuven International Emblem Conference, 18-23 August, 1996.

P.M. Daly, J. Manning, M. Van Vaeck (eds.)
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376 p., 160 x 235 mm, 2001
ISBN: 978-2-503-50971-6
Languages: English
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This collection of essays reflects the various manifestations of the emblem in cultural forms ranging from the first appearance of printed books in the sixteenth century to the very recent visual equivalents in modern advertising and tattoos.

This collection of essays reflects the various manifestations of the emblem in cultural forms ranging from the first appearance of printed books in the sixteenth century to very recent visual equivalents in modern advertising and tattoos. The essays are revised versions of papers presented at the Fourth International Conference held at Leuven in 1996. The table of contents provides an overview of the variety of topics and approaches represented in the volume.

Table of Contents

The First Representatives of the Genre

Monika Grünberg-Dröge, 'The 1546 Venice Edition of Andrea Alciato's Emblemata'; Alison Adams and Stephen Rawles, 'Jean de Tournes and the Theatre des bons engins'; Anne Rolet, 'De l'explicite à l'indicible: jeu littéraire et discours philosophiques dans le 'Symbolon'28 des Quaestiones Symbolicae d'Achille Bocchi (1555)'

Emblem Theory: Ancient and Modern

Denis L. Drysdall, 'Presence and Absence of Ramus in Mignault's Emblematics and Poetics'; Anne-Elisabeth Spica, 'Pour une rhétorique du symbole: questions de méthodologie à partir du traitement emblématique de la Vanité'

The Emblem Tradition and the World of Learning and Education

Johannes Köhler, 'Marginalien im Emblematum Liber von Andrea Alciato. Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel P572.8Y Helmstedt'; Thea Vignau-Wilberg, 'Patientia: Humanistische überlebungsstrategie im 16 Jahrhundert'; Christian Bouzy, 'L'emblématique dans le Tesoro de la lengua de Sebastian de Covarrubias: à la devise du cerf'; Patricia Hardin, 'Pedagogical Emblems in Andreas Gryphius' Schuldramen'

Epideictic and Polemical Emblems

Wolfgang Harms, 'Emblemata secreta. Anonyme emblematische Versändungen über politische Ereignisse von 1620 bis 1630 unter pfälzisch-reformierten Autoren'; Gilbert Hess, 'Rezeption und Produktion von Emblemen im Stammbuch'; Gerhard F. Strasser, 'Ein 'dreiständiges Sinnbild' oder dreifaches emblematisches Hochzeitgedicht aus der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts'; Werner Vogler, 'Emblematische Festschrift für Kardinal Cölestin Sfondrati von 1696'

The Emblem Tradition and Modern Culture

Jochen Becker, 'Auferstanden aus Ruinen: Zu einem monumentalen Denkmalentwurf van Jacques Loeis David'; Jean Michel Massing, 'Washing the Ethiopian or the Semantics of an Impossibility'; Sabine Möderheim, 'Skin Deep-Mind Deep. Emblematics and Modern Tattoos'; Piotr Rypson, 'The Emblematic Mode in Twentieth Century Art'

Series Branch:
Imago Figurata
Imago Figurata. Studies
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Church : religious orders
Jesuits
Modern History (1501 to the present)
Early modern history (1501-1800) : auxiliary sciences
Emblem studies

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