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[ Pdf Image on the Edge ì airships PDF ] by Michael Camille ☆ This book is good because of the subject what do all those seemingly random doodles on the margin mean Why is a knight fighting a snail Why is a giant head with two legs walking around But it suffers in my reading from vaguely rambling and disorganized writing I don t know why one section follows another Still, it s short, and I don t know of any other books on this neat little subject, so it s a keeper. It s got to be hard to write a book about illuminated manuscripts, and even harder to write one about the little figures in the margins because the sheer beauty of the subject cannot be conveyed in smaller than life size figures in a modern book Camille has done that admirably, however, all the while explaining how context monastery, cathedral, city, or court matters and how the margins define the center as much as the centers define the margin Think there might be a lesson in there Hmmm Learned some great new words babewyn and misericord The former what we would call grotesques, the latter a seat usually with a babewyn on it for monks to sit down on during the recitation of the liturgy of the hours MisericordIa meaning mercy it s a funny joke on the word, See Pretty much a specialist s book I would not recommend it for general reading, although I enjoyed it thoro What Do They All Mean The Lascivious Ape, Autophagic Dragons, Pot Bellied Heads, Harp Playing Asses, Arse Kissing Priests And Somersaulting Jongleurs To Be Found Protruding From The Edges Of Medieval Buildings And In The Margins Of Illuminated Manuscripts Michael Camille Explores That Riotous Realm Of Marginal Art, So Often Explained Away As Mere Decoration Or Zany Doodles, Where Resistance To Social Constraints FlourishedMedieval Image Makers Focused Attention On The Underside Of Society, The Excluded And The Ejected Peasants, Servants, Prostitutes And Beggars All Found Their Place, Along With Knights And Clerics, Engaged In Impudent Antics In The Margins Of Prayer books Or, As Gargoyles, On The Outsides Of Churches Camille Brings Us To An Understanding Of How Marginality Functioned In Medieval Culture And Shows Us Just How Scandalous, Subversive, And Amazing The Art Of The Time Could Be Gems in this book the etymology of baboon, from babeweyn, a deformed human in illustrationthe fatrasie, a poetic form linking bits of psychic rubbish in strict versification, producing images reminiscent of Boschand grylli, human forms culminating in calligraphic tails. If you want to revise your notion of the Middle Ages, this is a great place to begin Un veloce testo, corredato da molte bellissime e spassosissime immagini, sui marginalia, ovvero quelle bizzarre figurette, che si incontrano nei margini delle pagine dei codici medievali ma l autore le analizza anche in architettura , che sembrano uscite da un folle mondo a rovescio scimmie che mostrano il sedere, animali che si mordono la coda, mostri semiumani, coppie che copulano, uomini che fanno la cacca o le boccacce, ecc. Interessante e sorprendente, per chi abituato a pensare alla societ medievale come a qualcosa di immobile, rigidamente compartimentato, scoprire come invece confini ad es quello fra il sacro e il profano, talvolta l osceno che ormai, per la nostra mentalit , sono ritenuti invalicabili, o valicabili solo con grande scandalo, erano nel medioev Finished this one a while back but never got around to doing it. When I was a kid I found a book called The Measly Middle Ages, part of the Horrible Histories series that later became a BBC children s show It revealed the grosser, weirder aspects of history, and I absolutely loved it Since, I ve found fascination with anything related to the Medieval period, from Chaucer in AP English to the liturgical dramas we read in college and beyond. A few months back I watched a Vox video on snails in Medieval manuscript marginalia that cited this book, and so I quickly put it on order. Image on the Edge is an academic analysis of Medieval marginalia, though not necessarily regarding specific imagery though there is mention of a few key figures Instead, Camille focuses on marginalia s relationship to its texts in various parts of Medieval culture, from manuscripts to As someone who, upon having their first experience with a real medieval manuscript was confounded when the title page had what appeared to be a projectile vomiting peacock doodled into the margins by some ancient monk, this book was very illuminating This book offers a very interesting look at the meanings behind medieval artwork and structures, whilst also telling me what to make of the little half naked men on goats and vomiting peacocks which seemed to make a mockery of medieval manuscripts Those monks must have gone a little stir crazy being stuck in their monastery all that time. By the time I finished the introduction to this book I was already very sorry that the author was long deceased It would have been a great pleasure to interview him, to hear on his thoughts about high vs low art, the creation of images, and the most skillfully drawn fart This book was three of my favorite things painstakingly researched, eloquently written, and full of butt jokes What s not to love I ll be writing about this soon.
What a fascinating little book Camille uses the marginal illustrations of medieval manuscripts as a window into a complex, alien world of medieval culture and its symbols A medievalist would gain much from this book, but what struck me is just how foreign 12th 14th Century Europe was, in class composition, values, imagery And yet, there are rich prospects here for the scholar of contemporary communications echoes of trolling, selfies, gross out humor, perversions indulged and condemned, the creative products of a time of social change, urbanization, class turmoil and disruptions of tradition This may not be the best first book for the non medievalist looking for insights into the history of liminal, outsider or critical art, but it is a little gem of a book on its own, fascinating, charming, and thought provoking My only criticism is that the illustratio I have read a lot of medieval history, both primary and secondary sources dozens of articles and books about medieval European culture, religion and society works concerning medieval cities, travel, literacy, monasticism, aristocracy, gender and art I mention this only to provide context for my statement that Michael Camille writes perhaps the most enjoyable medieval history books I have ever read His books blend impeccable research with inventive prose and playful enthusiasm with sophisticated insight Most recently, I finished Image on the Edge The Margins of Medieval Art This marks the fourth of Camille s books I have read and while a slender little volume, it packs the same intellectual wallop as the rest. In Image on the Edge, Camille explores marginal art of the high Middle Ages roughly the 11th through the 14th Centuries By marginal he, of course, means the copiously illustrat