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Description - Contrasting Images of the Book of Revelation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art by Natasha F. H. O'Hear

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 and Cranach 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 the multi-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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199590100
ISBN-10: 0199590109
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 156mm x 33mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Natasha F. H. O'Hear

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.