The medal in early modern Sweden : significances and practices / Ylva Haidenthaller.

Author
Haidenthaller, Ylva [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Lund : Föreningen Mediehistoriskt arkiv, [2021]
Description
459 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, genealogical table, map, portraits ; 24 cm.

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Summary note
From the Renaissance and onwards, the medal has been an important element of European art and visual culture. It was appreciated for its symbolic and material value. However, much of its significance lies in the fact that it affects multiple senses and not sight alone. Recipients can touch and hold it, wear it, trace the engraved portrait with their fingers, or place it in a cabinet drawer. How people engaged with medals and which significance this medium gained and lost unearths how visual media and early modern art were used over time. From the 16th to the 18th century, the medal changes shapes and meanings, inspires and assumes tendencies from other visual expressions, and one can trace European culture and politics through it.
Dissertation note
Dissertation--Universität Lund, 2021.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
Text in English; summary in German.
ISBN
  • 9789198580044
  • 9198580043
OCLC
1293296429
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