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Vertiginous Mirrors : the animation of the visual image and early modern travel / Rose Marie San Juan

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This hardback book is in excellent condition. The dust jacket is present and, apart from wear along the top front edge, in very good condition, with minimal general wear. Internally the pages are in excellent condition - clean, tight and unmarked - almost as new.

In early modern Europe, the visual image began to move, not only as it travelled across great distances but also due to the introduction of innovative visual formats that produced animation within the image itself. This book traces the arduous journeys of visual images through evidence of their use and reproduction along missionary routes from Europe to India, Japan, China, Brazil and Chile. It argues that missionary world travel was crucial to the early modern re-animation of the image through devices such as the reflection of the mirror, the multiple registers of vision of the anthropomorphic image, the imaginative and disorienting possibilities of the utopic image, and even the reconstitution of the sacred image with memories of the relation of travel to life and death. Within the journeys traced in the book, the visual image forged new connections between different locations and across different cultures, accumulating increasingly entangled histories. Even more intriguingly, these images frequently returned to Europe, changed but still recognisable, there to be used again with an awareness of their earlier travels.

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Author(s):
Rose Marie San Juan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 24 x 2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719084814
ISBN-13:
9780719084812
Number of pages:
242
Publisher:
Manchester University Press (2011)
Title:
Vertiginous Mirrors

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This hardback book is in excellent condition. The dust jacket is present and, apart from wear along the top front edge, in very good condition, with minimal general wear. Internally the pages are in excellent condition - clean, tight and unmarked - almost as new.

In early modern Europe, the visual image began to move, not only as it travelled across great distances but also due to the introduction of innovative visual formats that produced animation within the image itself. This book traces the arduous journeys of visual images through evidence of their use and reproduction along missionary routes from Europe to India, Japan, China, Brazil and Chile. It argues that missionary world travel was crucial to the early modern re-animation of the image through devices such as the reflection of the mirror, the multiple registers of vision of the anthropomorphic image, the imaginative and disorienting possibilities of the utopic image, and even the reconstitution of the sacred image with memories of the relation of travel to life and death. Within the journeys traced in the book, the visual image forged new connections between different locations and across different cultures, accumulating increasingly entangled histories. Even more intriguingly, these images frequently returned to Europe, changed but still recognisable, there to be used again with an awareness of their earlier travels.

Author(s):
Rose Marie San Juan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 24 x 2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719084814
ISBN-13:
9780719084812
Number of pages:
242
Publisher:
Manchester University Press (2011)
Title:
Vertiginous Mirrors

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