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The Resource Visual cultures of death in Central Europe : contemplation and commemoration in early modern Poland-Lithuania, by Aleksandra Koutny-Jones

Visual cultures of death in Central Europe : contemplation and commemoration in early modern Poland-Lithuania, by Aleksandra Koutny-Jones

Label
Visual cultures of death in Central Europe : contemplation and commemoration in early modern Poland-Lithuania
Title
Visual cultures of death in Central Europe
Title remainder
contemplation and commemoration in early modern Poland-Lithuania
Statement of responsibility
by Aleksandra Koutny-Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Visual Cultures of Death in Central Europe , Aleksandra Koutny-Jones explores the emergence of a remarkable cultural preoccupation with death in Poland-Lithuania (1569-1795). Examining why such interests resonated so strongly in the Baroque art of this Commonwealth, she argues that the printing revolution, the impact of the Counter-Reformation, and multiple afflictions suffered by Poland-Lithuania all contributed to a deep cultural concern with mortality. Introducing readers to a range of art, architecture and material culture, this study considers various visual evocations of death including 'Dance of Death' imagery, funerary decorations, coffin portraiture, tomb chapels and religious landscapes. These, Koutny-Jones argues, engaged with wider European cultures of contemplation and commemoration, while also being critically adapted to the specific context of Poland-Lithuania
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koutny-Jones, Aleksandra
Dewey number
704.9/49306909438
Index
index present
LC call number
N8217.D5
LC item number
K68 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 E-838
  • WA 840
Series statement
The northern world
Series volume
volume 73
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death in art
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • Death
  • Death
  • Mortuary Practice
  • Attitude to Death
  • Mortality
  • Medicine in the Arts
  • History, Modern 1601-
  • ART
  • Art and society
  • Death in art
  • Death
  • Europe
  • Poland
  • Tod
  • Polen-Litauen
  • Döden i konsten
  • Konst och samhälle
  • Döden
  • Döden
  • Medicin i konsten
  • Mortalitet
  • Historia
Label
Visual cultures of death in Central Europe : contemplation and commemoration in early modern Poland-Lithuania, by Aleksandra Koutny-Jones
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Visual Cultures of Death in Central Europe: Contemplation and Commemoration in Early Modern Poland-Lithuania; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; A Note on Proper Names; List of Maps and Figures; Glossary; Introduction: The Central European Age of Contemplation and Commemoration; 1: Frameworks for Visual Cultures of Death in Poland-Lithuania; Artistic Patronage in Poland-Lithuania; The Commonwealth and the Counter-Reformation; The Central European Printing Revolution; Plague and Warfare; Conclusion; 2: Death Personified: The Skeleton and the Printed Image
  • Anatomical Treatises and the Melancholy DeathThe Triumph of Death; Allegories of Death: The Wheel of Death; Conclusion; 3: The Dance of Death in Central Europe: Indigenous Variations on a Familiar Theme; Dancing with Death in Medieval Western Europe and beyond; Performing the Dance of Death in Medieval Poland: Master Polikarpus's Dialogue with Death; Death and the Friars: The Role of the Observant Franciscans; Conclusion; 4: Triumphant Funerals: Ceremonial, Coffin Portraits and Catafalques; Processional Pomp: Heraldic Displays and the Theatre of Death
  • Church Decorations and the Castrum DolorisCoffin Portraits: Images of the Spiritual body; Commemoration in Context: The Burials of the Opaliński Magnate Family; Conclusion; 5: Architectures and Landscapes of Death: Funerary Chapels and Jerusalem Sites; The Introduction of the Domed Chapel to Poland and Lithuania: Genesis and Symbolism; Central European Landscapes of Death: Jerusalem Sites; Decorating the Seventeenth-century Funerary Chapel: Sculpting the Passion and Personalising the Dance of Death; Conclusion; Conclusion
  • Appendix: The Kraków Taniec śmierci (Dance of Death): Transcription and Translation of Textual CartouchesBibliography; Index
Control code
921988264
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004305250
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9789004305076
  • 10.1163/9789004305250
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921988264
Label
Visual cultures of death in Central Europe : contemplation and commemoration in early modern Poland-Lithuania, by Aleksandra Koutny-Jones
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Visual Cultures of Death in Central Europe: Contemplation and Commemoration in Early Modern Poland-Lithuania; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; A Note on Proper Names; List of Maps and Figures; Glossary; Introduction: The Central European Age of Contemplation and Commemoration; 1: Frameworks for Visual Cultures of Death in Poland-Lithuania; Artistic Patronage in Poland-Lithuania; The Commonwealth and the Counter-Reformation; The Central European Printing Revolution; Plague and Warfare; Conclusion; 2: Death Personified: The Skeleton and the Printed Image
  • Anatomical Treatises and the Melancholy DeathThe Triumph of Death; Allegories of Death: The Wheel of Death; Conclusion; 3: The Dance of Death in Central Europe: Indigenous Variations on a Familiar Theme; Dancing with Death in Medieval Western Europe and beyond; Performing the Dance of Death in Medieval Poland: Master Polikarpus's Dialogue with Death; Death and the Friars: The Role of the Observant Franciscans; Conclusion; 4: Triumphant Funerals: Ceremonial, Coffin Portraits and Catafalques; Processional Pomp: Heraldic Displays and the Theatre of Death
  • Church Decorations and the Castrum DolorisCoffin Portraits: Images of the Spiritual body; Commemoration in Context: The Burials of the Opaliński Magnate Family; Conclusion; 5: Architectures and Landscapes of Death: Funerary Chapels and Jerusalem Sites; The Introduction of the Domed Chapel to Poland and Lithuania: Genesis and Symbolism; Central European Landscapes of Death: Jerusalem Sites; Decorating the Seventeenth-century Funerary Chapel: Sculpting the Passion and Personalising the Dance of Death; Conclusion; Conclusion
  • Appendix: The Kraków Taniec śmierci (Dance of Death): Transcription and Translation of Textual CartouchesBibliography; Index
Control code
921988264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004305250
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9789004305076
  • 10.1163/9789004305250
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921988264

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