Contrasting Images of the Book of Revelation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art: A Case Study in…

Hardcover | March 10, 2011

byNatasha F. H. OHear

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Natasha O'Hear considers seven different visualisations of all or part of the Book of Revelation across a range of different media, from illuminated manuscripts, to tapestries, to altarpieces to paintings woodcut prints. Artists featured include the Van Eycks, Memling, Botticelli, Durer andCranach the Elder. This study is a contribution to the history of interpretation of the Book of Revelation in the Late Medieval and Early Modern period in the form of seven visual case studies ranging from 1250-1522. It is also is an attempt to understand the different ways in which images exhibit hermeneutical strategies akin to what is found in textual exegesis, but with the peculiar properties of synchronicity of both subject-matter and effect that distinguish them from reading a text. The book explores themulti-faceted scope of visual exegesis as a way of exploring the content and the character of a biblical text such as The Book of Revelation, as well as the complementary relationship between textual and visual exegesis.

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Natasha O'Hear considers seven different visualisations of all or part of the Book of Revelation across a range of different media, from illuminated manuscripts, to tapestries, to altarpieces to paintings woodcut prints. Artists featured include the Van Eycks, Memling, Botticelli, Durer andCranach the Elder. This study is a contributi...

Natasha O'Hear currently teaches English at an inner city school in North London. Prior to this she was Junior Research Fellowship at Worcester College, Oxford and a Lecturer in Theology at the University of Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199590109

ISBN - 13:9780199590100

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Introduction1. The Lambeth Apocalypse: The Thirteenth Century2. The Angers Apocalypse Tapestry: The Fourteenth Century3. The Ghent Altarpiece and the St John Altarpiece: The Fifteenth Century4. The Mystic Nativity: Botticelli and the Book of Revelation5. A Time of Transition: Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany6. Hermeneutical Reflections and Visual ExegesisConclusion