Faces of Power and Piety [Hardback]

Erik Inglis (Author)

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ISBN: 9780712309813 | Published by: British Library | Year of Publication: 2008 | Language: English 88p, col illus t/out

Faces of Power and Piety


An introduction to medieval portraiture lavishly illustrated throughout with full colour images from the collections of the British Library and the Getty Museum. A huge gulf exists between our own notion of a portrait, and medieval priorities, and in his text Erik Inglis sets out why this was, and the ways in which portraits were intended to preserve a recognisable image of virtues rather than a lifelike depiction. In general, as the title suggests, the aim being to emphasise the power and/or piety of the subject.

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