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The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages (Paperback)

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This book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, their love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong contrasts. Written for a general educated audience as well as students and scholars in the field, it offers an understanding of medieval literature and art that is rooted in the perceptions and feelings of ordinary life, made up of play and laughter as well as serious work. Medieval

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: Byzantine & Medieval art c 500 CE to c 1400Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: c 1400 to c 1600 incl the RenaissanceEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalHistory & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500Medieval historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly modern history: c 1450-1500 to c 1700History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryCrusadesHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFashion & societyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFood & societyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesHistory of ideasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesMaterial culturePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesGeneral studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesInstitutions & learned societies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: aestheticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processes Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 25/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9780198723257  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mary Carruthers studies memory training and rhetorical practices of the Middle Ages, in universities and monasteries, clerical and court cultures, focussing in particular on compositional and performative practice in the arts of the twelfth through the mid-fifteenth centuries in Europe. Her work has been fruitful to scholars in a number of other disciplines besides literature, including cultural history, comparative religion, the history of psychology and education, art and architecture history, and musicology. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her PhD from Yale University, both in English language and literature, though her work now is mainly with Latin materials. She retired from New York University in 2011. In Oxford she has been George Eastman Visiting Professor and Fellow of All Souls College. She is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America.

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