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The Resource Hildegard von Bingen : a journey into the images, Sara Salvadori

Hildegard von Bingen : a journey into the images, Sara Salvadori

Label
Hildegard von Bingen : a journey into the images
Title
Hildegard von Bingen
Title remainder
a journey into the images
Statement of responsibility
Sara Salvadori
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Translator
Writer of preface
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Before Hilma af Klint and Emma Kunz, there was Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) the German abbess, composer, writer, artist and mystic, who until now was probably best known, in the English-speaking world, for her music and her writings. Von Bingen completed her first visionary work of art around 1152: Scivias, taken from the Latin phrase Sci vias Domini, or Know the Ways of the Lord. Describing 26 of Hildegard's religious visions in text and a series of 35 miniature illustrations, this series narrates the journey of the humanity in Eve's womb, represented as bright stars, as it joins with the stars in the sky: a possibility offered to each soul, to return back to the Light. In obedience to the voice of God, von Bingen wrote down her visions in a precious manuscript, with images added to make the story come alive. This volume brings Hildegard's visionary text, in all its dense symbolism and prophetic sweep, alive to contemporary readers. At the core of the book are the manuscript's 35 miniatures, reproduced at their original size alongside an accompanying key. Each element of the images' colors, frames, forms, numbers' was precisely chosen and leads deeper into the meaning of the work; the key decodes these symbols in each image and concisely describes each vision. A text by musician and scholar Sara Salvadori crosses the entire work, highlighting these interlinking details and revealing Hildegard's dense, unified design. This volume presents Hildegard von Bingens endlessly compelling prophetic text in all its inspired beauty. --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EQO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salvadori, Sara,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1098-1179
  • 1098-1179,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hildegard
  • Hildegard
  • Massanti, Giorgio
  • Pereira, Michela,
  • Cree, Sarah Elizabeth,
  • White, Susan Ann
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hildegard
  • Hildegard
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • German literature
  • Art
  • Hildegard
  • Art
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • German literature
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Germany
Label
Hildegard von Bingen : a journey into the images, Sara Salvadori
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The extracts of Scivias have been translated in English from the Italian translation of Michela Pereira." -- Title page verso
  • "Translations : Sarah Elizabeth Cree for NTL ... ; Susan Ann White for Scriptum (texts on pages 6-9)." -- Title page verso
  • Preface : Giorgio Mazzanti ; preface : Michela Pereira ; introduction : Sara Salvadori. -- page 5
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1112870960
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9788857240152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1112870960
Label
Hildegard von Bingen : a journey into the images, Sara Salvadori
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The extracts of Scivias have been translated in English from the Italian translation of Michela Pereira." -- Title page verso
  • "Translations : Sarah Elizabeth Cree for NTL ... ; Susan Ann White for Scriptum (texts on pages 6-9)." -- Title page verso
  • Preface : Giorgio Mazzanti ; preface : Michela Pereira ; introduction : Sara Salvadori. -- page 5
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1112870960
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9788857240152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1112870960

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