Item Number: 111868
Title: Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Child : Funeral Monuments and their European Context
Author: Labno, Jeannie
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Description: Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011. 24cm., hardcover, 457pp. illus. Contents: Introduction; Part I Context: Shifting the Boundaries, Conceptual Identities and the Social Framework: Shifting boundaries and conceptual identities; Religion in Poland: 'a state without stakes'; Society; Summary. Part II Locating a Forgotten Renaissance: Borders, boundaries and barriers; Processes of Renaissance reception in Poland; Pathways of dissemination of artistic motifs: the putto and the skull; Summary. Part III Culture of Death: In Memoria: Death and commemoration; Death and the child; Summary. Part IV The Monumental Body of the Renaissance Child: The monumental body of the Renaissance child: trends and patterns; The monumental body of the Renaissance child: the changing putto; The monumental body of the Renaissance child: other forms of visual presentation; Summary. Part V The Polish Putto-and-Skull: Iconography and Iconology: The Polish putto-and-skull: iconographic layers of significance; The Polish putto-and-skull: rudiments of laughter, grotesque bodies and mythic boundaries; Conclusions; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
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