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SIGN AND DESIGN: SCRIPT AS IMAGE IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (300-1600 CE). Ed. by Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak and Jeffrey F. Hamburger. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., 2016. Dumbarton Oaks Symposia and Colloquia. Distributed by Harvard University Press, Cambridge. 304 pp. with 121 ills. (87 col.). 29 x 22 cm. LC 2015-842 ISBN 9780884024071 In English.
Publisher's description: From antiquity to the modern age, legal, documentary, exegetical, literary, and linguistic traditions have viewed the relationship between image and letter in diverse ways. There is a long history of scholarship examining this relationship, probing the manner and meaning of its dynamics in terms of equivalency, complementarity, and polarity. This volume addresses the pictorial dimension of writing systems from cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspectives. Historians -- including specialists in art and literature -- paleographers, and anthropologists consider imagistic scripts of the ancient and medieval Near East, Europe, Byzantium, and Latin America, and within Jewish, polytheistic, Christian, and Muslim cultures. They engage with pictographic, ideographic, and logographic writing systems, as well as with alphabetic scripts, examining diverse examples of cross-pollination between language and art.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), International (Western Style), Non-Western in Several Regions (Traditional) — 300 A.D.-1400 — Manuscripts and Book Design, Several Media
Plans: 71,55
Worldwide Number: 173790
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