Ornament as Argument : Textile Pages and Textile Metaphors in Medieval German Manuscripts Hardback
Part of the Zurich Studies in the History of Art series
Anna Bucheler's dissertation, Ornament as Argument: Textile Imagery and Textile Metaphor in Medieval German Manuscripts explores notions of ornamentation and issues of materiality in early and high medieval manuscript illumination (800-1200).
Focusing on ornament that evokes the weave patterns of Byzantine and Islamic silk, this study argues that - in specific contexts - ornament has meaning and serves functions that go beyond mere decoration.
Reading so-called textile pages against the manuscript context in which they appear and bringing them together with metaphoric and exegetical notions of the veil, textile ornament emerges as a visual argument.
The aim of this study is to contribute to a better understanding of an "iconology of the textile" in medieval art and illuminate the functions and meaning of non-figurative ornament.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 436 pages, 225 Illustrations, color
- Publisher: De Gruyter
- Publication Date: 15/02/2018
- Category: General arts
- ISBN: 9783110530704