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  • Thresholds and Boundaries: Liminality in Netherlandish Art (1385-1530) book cover

    Thresholds and Boundaries

    Liminality in Netherlandish Art (1385-1530), 1st Edition

    By Lynn F. Jacobs

    Although liminality has been studied by scholars of medieval and seventeenth-century art, the role of the threshold motif in Netherlandish art of the late fourteenth, fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries -- this late medieval/early ‘early modern’ period -- has been much less fully investigated.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art book cover

    Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art

    1st Edition

    By Chloë N. Duckworth, Anne E. Sassin

    The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour’s iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered by established and…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • A Theory of the Tache in Nineteenth-Century Painting book cover

    A Theory of the Tache in Nineteenth-Century Painting

    1st Edition

    By Øystein Sjåstad

    Without question, the tache (blot, patch, stain) is a central and recurring motif in nineteenth-century modernist painting. Manet's and the Impressionists’ rejection of academic finish produced a surface where the strokes of paint were presented directly, as patches or blots, then indirectly as…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

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