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Sculpting Simulacra in Medieval Germany, 1250-1380


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Engaging with the imaginative, nonreligious response to Gothic sculpture in German-speaking lands and tracing high and late medieval notions of the 'living statue' and the simulacrum in religious, lay, and travel literature, this study explores the subjective and intuitive potential inherent in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century sculpture. It addresses a range of works, from the oeuvre of the so-called Naumburg Master through Freiburg-im-Breisgau to the imperial art of Vienna and Prague. As living simulacra, the sculptures ...

Sculpting Simulacra in Medieval Germany, 1250-1380 2014, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781472422651