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Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image Before the Era of Art

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Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image Before the Era of Art - Belting, Hans, and Jephcott, Edmund (Translated by)
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Before the Renaissance and Reformation, holy images - the only independent images then in existence - were treated not as "art" but as objects of veneration. The faithful believed that these images, through their likeness to the person represented, became a tangible presence of the Holy and were able to work miracles, deliver oracles, and bring victory on the battlefield. In this magisterial book, one of the world's leading scholars of medieval art traces the long history of the image and its changing role in European ...

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Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image Before the Era of Art 1997, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226042152

2nd edition

Trade paperback

Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image Before the Era of Art 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226042145

Hardcover