LIBRARY SHELF: Image on the Edge


Camille, Micheal;
Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art (1992)

ICI Shelf: Books about books

First Line: “I could begin, like St Bernard, by asking what do they all mean, those lascivious apes, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs that protrude at the edges of medieval buildings, sculptures and illuminated manuscripts?”

Last Line: “Once that system was seriously questioned, art collapsed inwards, to create a more literal and myopic dead-centre, taking with it edges and all.”

ICI History: Last Line, Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (06-14-19)

Accession #: ICI-00504

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