(University Park): Penn State University Press, (2005),
First Edition. quarto, grey cloth. (xxviii), 216pp., illustrations unpaginated. Penn State University Press, Item #14791
Fifteen essays written in honor of John Plummer that highlight some of the mysteries of the Index and the first book to focus exclusively on the manuscript. Iconography, the descriptive and classificatory investigation of subject matter in the arts (and often associated with Erwin Panofsky), has been central to art history since the early twentieth century. In this volume from the Index of Christian Art, a group of distinguished scholars makes skilled use of the methodology to examine a number of significant medieval manuscripts, including the Morgan Picture Bible. Between the Picture and the Word presents some of the most innovative thinking in medieval studies. Its numerous color and black-and-white illustrations enhance the discussions and give readers insight into the beauty of medieval manuscript art. Over 275 color and black and white illustrations. With bibliographical references and an index. Very fine and clean, without jacket, as issued.