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The Resource Master of death : the lifeless art of Pierre Remiet, illuminator, Michael Camille

Master of death : the lifeless art of Pierre Remiet, illuminator, Michael Camille

Label
Master of death : the lifeless art of Pierre Remiet, illuminator
Title
Master of death
Title remainder
the lifeless art of Pierre Remiet, illuminator
Statement of responsibility
Michael Camille
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Michael Camille's 'little history of death' as well as exhuming the life and work of a single medieval artist whose speciality was the representation of suffering, old age, death and corporeal decay, explores the macabre obsessions that permeated late medieval culture and the more general relationship between mortality and image-making. How did the artist figure the inevitable and how was the fact of death, emblematized in the painted corpse, made to work as a social sign of cadaverous presence in the absence of life." "Camille argues that the medieval world perceived death as larger than life, that death was implicit at birth and stretched beyond the end of life to the resurrection of the body at the last Judgement. Each of Camille's chapters, framed by an imagined account of the illuminator's last hours and illustrated with examples of his art follows this inexorable path of death." "Camille describes the theological origins of death and its physical beginnings at birth. He shows how representations of death shaped medieval notions of the historical past. In this period, people were constantly preparing themselves for death, as shown by Remiet's striking image of the figures of Death waiting at the end of the pilgrimage of human life. Remiet's frequent depiction of the rotting corpse reveals his society's dreaded anticipation of the end of time when, reawakened in the flesh, each individual would face the threat of an eternal and terrifying second death."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Camille, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, French
  • Death in art
  • Remiet, Pierre
  • Remiet, Pierre
Label
Master of death : the lifeless art of Pierre Remiet, illuminator, Michael Camille
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-279) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Death in Miniature.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Gap in the Text.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Birth of Death.
  • p. 57
  • 3.
  • Life of Death.
  • p. 97
  • 4.
  • Face of Death.
  • p. 131
  • 5.
  • Body of Death.
  • p. 169
  • 6.
  • Death of Death.
  • p. 214
  • Appendix: Manuscripts Containing Miniatures by Pierre Remiet.
  • p. 249
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 255
  • Notes to the Text.
  • p. 257
  • Index.
  • p. 281
Control code
ocm32508934
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
x, 286 p.
Isbn
9780300064575
Lccn
95009088
Other physical details
ill., (some col.)
Label
Master of death : the lifeless art of Pierre Remiet, illuminator, Michael Camille
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-279) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Death in Miniature.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Gap in the Text.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Birth of Death.
  • p. 57
  • 3.
  • Life of Death.
  • p. 97
  • 4.
  • Face of Death.
  • p. 131
  • 5.
  • Body of Death.
  • p. 169
  • 6.
  • Death of Death.
  • p. 214
  • Appendix: Manuscripts Containing Miniatures by Pierre Remiet.
  • p. 249
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 255
  • Notes to the Text.
  • p. 257
  • Index.
  • p. 281
Control code
ocm32508934
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
x, 286 p.
Isbn
9780300064575
Lccn
95009088
Other physical details
ill., (some col.)

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