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LATE MEDIEVAL ENCLOSED GARDENS OF THE LOW COUNTRIES: CONTRIBUTIONS TO GENDER AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. B. Baert. Peeters Publishers, Leuven, 2016. Studies in Iconology, 2. 120 pp. ISBN 9789042932333 In English.
Publisher's description: During the Late Middle Ages a unique type of 'mixed media' recycled and remnant art arose in houses of religious women in the Low Countries: Enclosed Gardens. These are retables, sometimes with painted side panels, the central section filled not only with narrative sculpture, but also with all sorts of trinkets and hand-worked textiles. Adornments include relics, wax medallions, gemstones set in silver, pilgrimage souvenirs, parchment banderoles, flowers made from textiles with silk thread, semi-precious stones, pearls and quilling (a decorative technique using rolled paper). The ensemble is an impressive and one-of-a-kind display and presents as an intoxicating garden. In this essay the exceptional heritage of such Enclosed Gardens is interpreted from a range of approaches. The Enclosed Garden is studied as a symbol of paradise and mystical union, as the sanctuary of interiority, as the sublimation of the sensorium (in particular the sense of smell), as a typical gendered product, and as a centre of psycho-energetic creative processes.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 173776
Paperbound $49.00    

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