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The Gothic Image: Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century

by Male, Emile

Condition: Fine


New York: Harper Torchbooks/Harper & Row, Publishers, 1958. Reprint. Paperback. Fine. 8vo. xxiv, 414 (8) pp, translator's note, preface, alphabetical list of the 190 b&w illustrations, Introduction: I. General Characteristics of Medieval Iconography; II. Method Used in the Study of Medieval Iconography --- The Mirror of Vincent of Beauvais. Book I. The Mirror of Nature; Book II. the Mirror of Instruction; Book III. The Mirrror of Morals; Book IV: I. The Mirror of History --- The Old Testament; II. The Gospels; III. Apocraphal Storie --- Old and New Testament; IV. The Saints and the Golden Legend; V. Antiquity --- Secular History; VI. the Close of History --- The Apocalypse --- The Last Judgment; Conclusion; translator's note, appendix, bibliography, index of works of art referred to. Translated by Dora Nussey. Reprinted, 1958. "Male's great book is basic for the understanding of medieval art and medieval symbolism, and of the vision of the world which presided over the building of the French cathedrals, and is an indispensable guide for the student of Western culture." Jacques Maritain. Price punched. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Trade paperback.


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