• Title: Beasts: Factual & Fantastic
  • Author: Elizabeth Morrison
  • ISBN: 9780712349918
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beasts Factual Fantastic Manuscripts of the middle ages teem with pictures of animals ranging from fierce hunting hawks tied to their owners wrists to proud lions added to the coasts of arms of noblemen to terrify monsters
    Manuscripts of the middle ages teem with pictures of animals, ranging from fierce hunting hawks tied to their owners wrists, to proud lions added to the coasts of arms of noblemen, to terrify monsters of the Apocalypse The images in this volume provide a window onto a time when animals both factual and fantastic played a leading role in the medieval imagination series oManuscripts of the middle ages teem with pictures of animals, ranging from fierce hunting hawks tied to their owners wrists, to proud lions added to the coasts of arms of noblemen, to terrify monsters of the Apocalypse The images in this volume provide a window onto a time when animals both factual and fantastic played a leading role in the medieval imagination series of small, affordable books that will draw on manuscript illuminations from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance Each volume will focus on a particular theme or subject as represented by medieval artists Often, as in the case of the imaginary beasts that readers will encounter in this volume, artists depicted that which they did not see or know, but which was nonetheless shaped by the prevailing beliefs, fears, and rudimentary science of the time In other cases, manuscript illuminators recorded what they indeed did see which, centuries later, reveals much about the world in which they lived.

    One Reply to “Beasts: Factual & Fantastic”

    1. No es que tenga una obsesión con los monstruos en la Edad Media (que también) es que estoy haciendo un trabajo de investigación del tema. En este caso, el libro es muy breve y para principiantes pero tiene unas imágenes muy buenas y me ha descubierto códices que no conocías. La clasificación que hace de las bestias y los ejemplos que pone me parecen interesantes también.

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