Scraped, stroked, and bound : materially engaged readings of medieval manuscripts /

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Imprint:Turnhout : Brepols, 2013.
Description:xvi, 240 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Utrecht studies in medieval literacy ; v. 23
Utrecht studies in medieval literacy ; v. 23.
Subject:Manuscripts, Medieval.
Paleography.
Parchment.
Bookbinding, Medieval.
Form (Aesthetics)
Bookbinding, Medieval.
Form (Aesthetics)
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Paleography.
Parchment.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9199672
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Other authors / contributors:Wilcox, Jonathan, 1960-
ISBN:9782503545493 (hbk.)
2503545491 (hbk.)
Summary:"Materially engaged readings of medieval manuscripts that build up such concepts as the philology of smell and touching the past through sensitivity to the handling of books. This collection of essays makes an original contribution to medieval manuscript studies through deep engagement with the material side of book creation. The volume brings together major scholars of medieval manuscripts with leading contemporary book artists. The result is a ground-breaking collection which will be of interest both for its methodological implications and for the insights that the case studies provide. In a sequence of interconnected essays, experts in the field of literature, history, art, and manuscript studies enact readings of medieval manuscripts that incorporate extreme attention to the materiality of the object of their study. While the digital revolution has provided unparalleled visual access to medieval manuscripts, these essays are attentive to what has got left behind-not just the aura of the original, but also the engagement of the other senses, such as the feel of the binding, the heft of the volume, the smell of the parchment, or the sound of the pages. By bringing together experienced medievalist scholars with practicing book artists of today, this volume brings back an artisanal sense of the complete book to an understanding of medieval manuscripts."--Publisher's website.