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Description - The Rise of the Image by Rodney Palmer

This work provides an account of how, since early modern times, illustrations have increasingly played a primary part in books on art and architecture. Italian art of the period provides here a case study for the history of illustration from the 16th to the 20th century. The essayists consider illustrated texts on the art of Leonardo, Vasari, Serlio, Palladio, Teti and Andrea Pozzo and address issues seldom before covered. Each book illustration is carefully repositioned as a vehicle for ideas rather than as a transparent, passive visual form, dependent on its accompanying texts. In so doing, the contributors change completely our understanding of the role of images in books on art.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754605591
ISBN-10: 0754605590
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 290
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rodney Palmer

Rodney Palmer, World Art Library, University of East Anglia, UK and Thomas Frangenberg, University of Leicester, UK Rodney Palmer, Juliana Barone, Sharon Gregory, Vaughan Hart, Robert Tavernor, Thomas Frangenberg, Rodney Palmer, Anthony Hamber, Valerie Holman.

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