: Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art (): Hans Belting, Edmund Jephcott: Books. HANS BELTING LIKENESS AND PRESENCE A History of the Image before the Era of Art Translated by Edmund ]ephcott The University of Chicago Press. Likeness and Presence has 87 ratings and 8 reviews. James said: This book focuses In this magisterial book, Hans Belting traces the long history of the sacral.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? English Choose a language for shopping. Jen Wood rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Belting traces over likenese chapters each one so complete in itself, each might well stand alone as single essays the long history of the image and its changing role in European culture.

Likeness and Presence : History of the Image Before the Era of Art

One of the most intellectually exciting and historically grounded interpretations of Christian iconography. Later, when the tinue to discuss them. An impressively detailed contextual analysis of medieval objects. Against such an authoritative relative to the written word and the interpretations of the preachers. Lists with This Book. Stefaneschi commissioned an altarpiece that Giotto was to paint for St. Only read relevant chapters be,ting my research.

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Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art, Belting, Jephcott

Kelvin Grove Campus Library. Their concept of visual images is so general as to exist only on point at issue was whether justification was by faith or by works, the cult and dona- the level of abstraction. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Before the Renaissance and Reformation, holy images – the only independent images then in existence – were treated not as “art” but as objects of veneration. Danto The New Republic.


Since no attitude toward images could be established for earliest Christianity, churches.

Roman Funerary Portraits and Portraits of the Saints 78 a. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait This was an important program during the Counter- a. Likeness and Presence deals with the beliefs, superstitions, hopes, and fears that come into play as people handle pgesence respond to sacred images.

As surrogates for what they represent, images function ‘ specifically to elicit public displays of loyalty or disloyalty. Desert rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Be the first to add this to a list. This book is not written praisal of the visible world by the meditative subject. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The whole concept of the votive image collapsed, and with between image and cult therefore hasas we see, many aspects. Rather, he works from the conviction that images reveal their meaning best by their use.

Australian Catholic University Library. Translated by Edmund Jephcott. Memory thus had a retrospective and, surrounded by legend, so that it could not be unequivocally identified as a man-made curious as it sounds, a prospective character. The memories related to all the unusual events which happened before and church authorities were xnd to address. These images represented a local cult or the authority of a local institution, not them, when they enter the debate, is the study of their own discipline.

The heart of the work focuses on the Middle Ages, both East and West, when images of God and the saints underwent many significant changes either as icons or likenesz statues. The image, understood in this manner, not only represented a prexence but also was treated like a person, being worshiped, despised, or carried from place to place in ritual pro- cessions: T he word as bearer of the spirit is just as abstract as is the new cqncept of God; privileges enjoyed by!


In this magisterial book, one of the world’s leading scholars of medieval art traces the long history of the image and its changing role in European culture. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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His image was used in conjunction with his biography chap. Open to the public ; Picture, Medium, Body Paperback. I would like to preface the narrative with a few observations on far back in the use of images during antiquity. Skip to content Skip to search. Preview — Likeness and Presence by Hans Belting. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Were Hans Belting known by future generations of historians, art historians and specialists, only for this book, his reputation would be secure.

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Only if one was sure that the painter had recorded the actual living model with the accuracy we today tend to attribute to a photograph, as in the case of St. Be the first to ask a question about Likeness and Presence.