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Touching Books, Touching Art. Tactile Dimensions of Sacred Books in the Medieval West


Ganz, David (2017). Touching Books, Touching Art. Tactile Dimensions of Sacred Books in the Medieval West. Postscripts, 8(1-2):81-113.

Abstract

This essay deals with the role of book decoration in a tactile approach to sacred texts in the Western Middle Ages. For a long time, books and artworks have been discussed as visual objects. Taking into account their intrinsic haptic qualities opens new ways to understand the contribution of the arts to the use of sacred texts in medieval Christianity.

Abstract

This essay deals with the role of book decoration in a tactile approach to sacred texts in the Western Middle Ages. For a long time, books and artworks have been discussed as visual objects. Taking into account their intrinsic haptic qualities opens new ways to understand the contribution of the arts to the use of sacred texts in medieval Christianity.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Art History
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:09 Nov 2017 07:15
Last Modified:09 Dec 2017 03:22
Publisher:Equinox Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1743-887X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1558/post.32702

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