Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500 Hardback


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Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500

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Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place 500-1500 focuses on the unique ways that natural materials carry the spirit of place. Since early Christianity, wood, earth, water and stone were taken from loca sancta to signify them elsewhere. Academic discourse has indiscriminately grouped material tokens from holy places and their containers with architectural and topographical emulations, two-dimensional images and bodily relics. However, unlike textual or visual representations, natural materials do not describe or interpret the Holy Land; they are part of it. Tangible and timeless, they realise the meaning of their place of origin in new locations. What makes earth, stones or bottled water transported from holy sites sacred? How do they become pars pro toto, signifying the whole from which they were taken? This book will examine natural media used for translating loca sancta, the processes of their sanctification and how, although inherently abstract, they become charged with meaning.
It will address their metamorphosis, natural or induced; how they change the environment to which they are transported; their capacity to translate a static and distant site elsewhere; the effect of their relocation on users/viewers and how their containers and staging are used to communicate their substance.

Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500 was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in March 2017. The ISBN for Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500 is 9781472451774.

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Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (March 2017)
Weight839g
Number of Pages328
Height246 mm
Width174 mm
ISBN9781472451774
ISBN-101472451775
Product Code4502345
Page last updated 28th May 2018
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