Book Series Studies and Texts , vol. 194

Art of Documentation: Documents and Visual Culture in Medieval England

Jessica Berenbeim

  • Pages: 242 p.
  • Size:225 x 285 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2015

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  • ISBN: 978-0-88844-194-2
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Summary

The later Middle Ages was a time of profound connection between the spheres of bureaucracy and art. By discussing the two together, this book argues that art-historical methods offer an important contribution to diplomatics, and that works of art are important sources for the cultural reception of documentary practices. Documents are also an important model for representation, and an understanding of the paradigmatic role of the document suggests alternative dimensions to the interpretation of late-medieval art.