The Language of Forms


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    The Language of Forms

    Lectures on Insular Manuscript Art

    Meyer Schapiro

    Pierpoint Morgan Library 2005

    Paperback 207pp Illustrated 280x215mm

    9780875981406   Product Code: 10585

    Meyer Schapiro gave this series of groundbreaking lectures in 1968, when the manuscript art produced during the 7th and 8th centuries in Ireland, England and Scotland was viewed as irrational and ridiculous because of its 'crude' and 'childish' figures. The lectures are now published with plentiful illustrations which allow the modern reader to experience fully the argument by which Schapiro demonstrated that we can better understand this art's sophistication and accomplishment by judging it on its own terms.

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