Art & Photography Books:

The English Emblem Tradition

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

The English Emblem Tradition

Volume 5: Henry Peacham's Manuscript Emblem Books

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The English Emblem Tradition by Alan R Young
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

The emblem was one of the most distinctive of Renaissance art forms, lending itself to the concrete manifestation of the deeply-rooted Renaissance belief in the interrelationship between painting and poetry. Emblems, typically consisting of a combination of motto, picture, and poem, had a didactic as well as illustrative function, and were used to expound an ethical or moral truth. Henry Peacham's Manuscript Emblem Books is a collection of four emblem manuscripts by the noted seventeenth-century humanist scholar, Henry Peacham. The volume includes three books based on King James I's Basilicon Doron, and a fourth emblem book entitled Emblemata varia. The story of their genesis, composition, and dedications to King James and his eldest son, Prince Henry, offers some fascinating insights into the attempts by Peacham to obtain royal patronage. In keeping with previous volumes in the Index Emblematicus series, the text and picture of each emblem is presented and accompanied by on-page translation and analysis.

Author Biography

Alan R. Young is a professor in the Department of English, Acadia University. He is also the author of Emblematic Flag Devices of the English Civil Wars, 1642-1660 (UTP, 1995).
Release date NZ
September 19th, 1998
Author
Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
University of Toronto Press
Pages
400
Dimensions
229x286x30
ISBN-13
9780802009876
Product ID
1822101

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 1,488 Banana Points