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Item Number: 148277
Title: Hieroglyph, Emblem, and Renaissance Pictography
Author: Volkmann, Ludwig ; Robin Raybould (ed)
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9789004360938
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 308pp. illus.

Summary: Robin Raybouldís Hieroglyph, Emblem and Renaissance Pictography is the first English translation of Ludwig Volkmannís Bilderschriften der Renaissance, the classic text which promoted the symbol as a defining cultural and literary characteristic of early modern Europe. Volkmann enumerates and describes many of the works which illustrated the contemporary obsession with hieroglyph, emblem and device, particularly those from France and Germany, thus complementing Karl Giehlowís earlier Hieroglyphenkunde on the subject. Volkmannís book highlights both Renaissance theories of the image as language and the symbol as an aid to an understanding of the meaning of life and the nature of God. Raybouldís translation has been described as elegant, admirable and impeccable and includes an introduction, extensive notes and several additional essays on topics relevant to the field.

Contents: The Hieroglyphics of the Italian Humanists ; Emblematics and Its Derivatives: Imprese and Devices ; Hieroglyphics North of the Alps ; Resonances from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries ; Appendix: Hieroglyphs and Emblems in Printers and Publishers Marks (Signeten). (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 281-28. Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History)

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