The Resource Sight and embodiment in the Middle Ages, Suzannah Biernoff

Sight and embodiment in the Middle Ages, Suzannah Biernoff

Label
Sight and embodiment in the Middle Ages
Title
Sight and embodiment in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Suzannah Biernoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sight and Embodiment in the Middle Ages traces the intersections between vision, knowledge and embodiment in the period around 1200. On this basis alone it fills a significant gap in the study of visual cultures - a subject of increasing interest to historians, artists and theorists. Recent accounts of Western ocularcentrism have stressed the distancing and objectifying features of modern ways of seeing and knowing; this book charts the terrain of a more intimate and complex visual history. By highlighting the foreignness of medieval ways of seeing - for example, the idea that sight involved a physical encounter comparable to touch - modern theories of vision and the gaze lose their claim to universality. Biernoff breaks new ground by bringing postmodern writings on vision and embodiment into dialogue with medieval texts and images; an interdisciplinary strategy that illuminates and complicates both cultures. This is an invaluable reference work for anyone interested in the history and theory of visuality, and it is essential reading for scholars of art, science or spirituality in the medieval period."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biernoff, Suzannah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD214
LC item number
.B54 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New Middle Ages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vision
  • Human body (Philosophy)
  • Vision
  • Human body
  • Körper
  • Mensch (Motiv)
  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
  • Körper
Label
Sight and embodiment in the Middle Ages, Suzannah Biernoff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Series statement on jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Blessed Bodies
  • 2.
  • The Eye of the Flesh
  • Original Sin and the Fall of Vision
  • Ocular Erotica: Commentaries on the Sexuality of Sight
  • The Wounding Gaze
  • Ocular Chastity and the Vulnerable Eye
  • Theorising the Medieval Gaze
  • 3.
  • Scientific Visions
  • Introduction: Medieval Vision in Perspective
  • Scientific Curiosity and the Legitimacy of Experimental Knowledge
  • The Optical Abstractions of Robert Grosseteste
  • Roger Bacon's Veridical Eye
  • Picturing Vision: Bacon's Theory of Species
  • The Perceptual Continuum
  • 4.
  • The Optical Body
  • Reciprocal Vision
  • Vision and Distance
  • The Disembodied Eye
  • 1.
  • Seeing and Feeling
  • Perceptual Conception
  • Optical Desire and the Pleasures of Science
  • 5.
  • The Custody of the Eyes
  • Polarity and Analogy
  • Bernard of Clairvaux and the Cloistered Gaze
  • Distracting the Flesh: Augustine's Theory of Attention
  • The Internal Sense as Censor
  • The Transports of Analogy
  • Flesh
  • Sublimating Sensation and the Ocular Sublime
  • 6.
  • Ocular Communion
  • Imitatio Christi
  • Ocular Communion
  • The Man of Sorrows
  • Carnal Mediations
  • Interpenetration: the Perspective of the Flesh
  • Rethinking Ocularcentrism
  • Disordered Bodies
  • Medieval Dualism and the Denigration of the Flesh
  • Body and Flesh in the Augustinian Tradition
  • St. Augustine's Wives: Body, Flesh and the Feminine
  • The Shadow of Carnality: Bernard of Clairvaux's Allegories of the Flesh
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 248 p.
Isbn
9780333961209
Lccn
2001056045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9782333961209
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48475049
  • (OCoLC)ocm48475049
Label
Sight and embodiment in the Middle Ages, Suzannah Biernoff
Publication
Note
Series statement on jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Blessed Bodies
  • 2.
  • The Eye of the Flesh
  • Original Sin and the Fall of Vision
  • Ocular Erotica: Commentaries on the Sexuality of Sight
  • The Wounding Gaze
  • Ocular Chastity and the Vulnerable Eye
  • Theorising the Medieval Gaze
  • 3.
  • Scientific Visions
  • Introduction: Medieval Vision in Perspective
  • Scientific Curiosity and the Legitimacy of Experimental Knowledge
  • The Optical Abstractions of Robert Grosseteste
  • Roger Bacon's Veridical Eye
  • Picturing Vision: Bacon's Theory of Species
  • The Perceptual Continuum
  • 4.
  • The Optical Body
  • Reciprocal Vision
  • Vision and Distance
  • The Disembodied Eye
  • 1.
  • Seeing and Feeling
  • Perceptual Conception
  • Optical Desire and the Pleasures of Science
  • 5.
  • The Custody of the Eyes
  • Polarity and Analogy
  • Bernard of Clairvaux and the Cloistered Gaze
  • Distracting the Flesh: Augustine's Theory of Attention
  • The Internal Sense as Censor
  • The Transports of Analogy
  • Flesh
  • Sublimating Sensation and the Ocular Sublime
  • 6.
  • Ocular Communion
  • Imitatio Christi
  • Ocular Communion
  • The Man of Sorrows
  • Carnal Mediations
  • Interpenetration: the Perspective of the Flesh
  • Rethinking Ocularcentrism
  • Disordered Bodies
  • Medieval Dualism and the Denigration of the Flesh
  • Body and Flesh in the Augustinian Tradition
  • St. Augustine's Wives: Body, Flesh and the Feminine
  • The Shadow of Carnality: Bernard of Clairvaux's Allegories of the Flesh
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 248 p.
Isbn
9780333961209
Lccn
2001056045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9782333961209
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48475049
  • (OCoLC)ocm48475049

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