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Description - Nuns as Artists by Jeffrey F. Hamburger

This study of the art of female monasticism explores the place of images and image-making in the spirituality of medieval nuns during the later Middle Ages. Working from a group of late-15th century devotional drawings made by a benedectine nun for her cloistered companions, the author discusses the distinctive visual culture of female communities. Setting the drawings and related imagery - manuscript illuminations, prints, textiles, and metalwork - within the context of religious life and reform in late medieval Germany, he constructs the artisitc, literary and institutional traditions that shaped the lives of cloistered women.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520203860
ISBN-10: 0520203860
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 28mm)
Pages: 370
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 28-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeffrey F. Hamburger

Jeffrey F. Hamburger is the Irving E. Houck Associate Professor in the Humanities at Oberlin College and the author of The Rothschild Canticles: Art and Mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland circa 1300 (1990). Among his several honors are the Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities (1991), and the John Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy of America (1994).

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