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Author LinkPeers, Glenn.
Title LinkSacred shock : framing visual experience in Byzantium / Glenn Peers.
Imprint University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2004.
Description xviii, 188 p. :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-184) and index.
Contents Contents: The great age of the frame -- The crucifixion contained and containing -- The bloody page in the Chludov Psalter -- Gregory of Nazianzus as twelfth-century paradigm -- Saint George and his iconic bodies -- Silver cladding and the assimilation of bodies and faces -- Framing the body.
Summary "Art did not exist in Byzantium. As Glenn Peers explains in Sacred Shock, there were, instead, a variety of devotional objects - pectoral crosses, church mosaics, icons, and illuminated manuscripts - regarded as infused with divine presence and used in religious practices. What concerns Peers is the means by which the relationship between the divine and the human was made manifest through crafted, material objects."--book jacket.
Subject LinkArt, Byzantine.
LinkChristian art and symbolism -- Byzantine Empire.
LinkComposition (Art)
LinkBorders, Ornamental (Decorative arts) -- Byzantine Empire.
LinkPicture frames and framing -- Byzantine Empire.

System Number 000662036
ISBN Link0271024704 (alk. paper)
Link9780271024707 (alk. paper)

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