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A Bibliography of French Emblem Books of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Vol. 1, A-K

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The pan-European, multi-media genre of the emblem is increasingly recognised as an important reflection of European culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Although emblematic manifestations are found in a wide range of plastic art forms, including, for example, painting, embroidery, architecture (both permanent and ephemeral) and sepulchral art, it is books which best codify and record the word/image combinations which constitute emblems.The French contribution to the emblem book was formative and central. This bibliography describes in detail more than 700 editions printed in France or in French between 1534 and 1700. Alciato, the founder of the genre accounts for almost a tenth of these, and several editions of his work are here identified for the first time, as also hitherto unknown editions by other writers of emblems. Each entry comprises a reproduction of the title, a full technical collation, a description of the layout (often illustrated also) and a list of copies located. Particular care is taken to isolate editions and within these states and issues. 77 libraries have been visited, and further copies are noted in some 300 other libraries.


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A Bibliography of French Emblem Books of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

A Bibliography of French Emblem Books of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

L'importance de l'emblème (genre multi-média et pan-européen) comme reflet de la culture européenne aux seizième et dix-septième siècles est aujourd'hui de plus en plus reconnue. Bien que le style emblématique se manifeste dans plusieurs arts...

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Title A Bibliography of French Emblem Books of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Subtitle Vol. 1, A-K
Edition First Edition
Volume 331
By (author) Alison ADAMS, Stephen RAWLES, Alison M. SAUNDERS
ISSN 0082-6081
Issue 331
Language Anglais
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 07/1/1999
 
Format Hardback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00357-5
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600003575
Reference no. 3-331
Publication Date 07/1/1999
Nb of pages XXXII - 672
Illustrations 1 illustration
Plates
Dimensions 17.5 x 25 cm
Weight 1750 gr
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