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Title The anthropomorphic lens : anthropomorphism, microcosmism, and analogy in early modern thought and visual arts / edited by Walter S. Melion, Bret Rothstein, and Michel Weemans
Published Leiden [The Netherlands] : Brill, [2014]
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Series Intersections : interdisciplinary studies in early modern culture, 1568-1181 ; Volume 34
Intersections : interdisciplinary studies in early modern culture ; Volume 34
Contents List of Illustrations; Notes on the Editors; Notes on the Contributors; Introduction; Anthropomorphism and the Order of Things; Delineating the Boundaries of the Human; Chapter 1 Revolting Beasts: Animal Satire and Animal Trials in the Dutch Revolt; Chapter 2 Monkey in the Middle; Chapter 3 Landscape and Body in Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel; Chapter 4 The Migrating Cannibal: Anthropophagy at Home and at the Edge of the World; Empathy and the Constitution of the Self; Chapter 5 Picturing the Soul, Living and Departed
Chapter 11 Prodigies of Nature, Wonders of the Hand: Political Portents and Divine Artifice in Haarlem ca. 1600Chapter 12 Between Fiction and Reality: The Image Body in the Early Modern Theory of the Symbol; Anthropomorphosis and Its Conditions; Chapter 13 Anthropomorphizing the Orders: 'Terms' of Architectural Eloquence in the Northern Renaissance; Chapter 14 Visage-paysage. Problème de peinture; Figuring the Impossible; Chapter 15 Nobody's Bruegel; Chapter 16 Morbid Fascination: Death by Bruegel; Metamorphic Figuration; Chapter 17 Jan van Hemessen's Anatomy of Parody
Chapter 6 Patience Grows: The First Roots of Joris Hoefnagel's Emblematic ArtChapter 7 The Album Amicorum and the Kaleidoscope of the Self: Notes on the Friendship Book of Jacob Heyblocq; Visualizing the Body Politic; Chapter 8 Picturing the 'Living' Tabernacle in the Antwerp Polyglot Bible; Chapter 9 A New Heraldry: Vision and Rhetoric in the Carrara Herbal; Chapter 10 Anthropomorphic Maps: On the Aesthetic Form and Political Function of Body Metaphors in the Early Modern Europe Discourse; Figuration and Semiotic Potential; Anthropomorphosis and Its Critics
Summary Anthropomorphism closely relates to early modern notions of analogy and microcosm. Exploring the tension inherent in such notions, the essays in this volume address the contradictions and tensions, between magical and rational, speculative and practical thought, that anthropomorphism entails
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Analogy (Religion)
Anthropomorphism in literature.
Form Electronic book
Author Melion, Walter S., editor
Rothstein, Bret Louis, 1966- editor
Weemans, Michel, editor
ISBN 1322309612
9004275037 (electronic bk.)
9789004275034 (electronic bk.)