The Queen Mary Psalter: A Study of Affect and Audience

American Philosophical Society, 2001 - 287 pages
Stanton considers the premier luxury psalter of 14th-century England as a physical, constructed object meant to be handled, carried, and touched in order to explore its character as a functioning devotional and didactic book. She summarizes the views of art historians on the style of the illuminations, compares the visual stories with contemporary representations, and looks at the implications of their thematic foci in terms of patronage and audience of the manuscript. Her study began as a doctoral dissertation for the University of Texas at Austin. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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