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An ‘emblem’ consists of a picture with a caption and a more extended accompanying text. The various elements form a whole, with one element affecting our interpretation of the others. Emblem literature was widespread in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and France was several decades ahead of the rest of Europe. The course examines a selection of emblem books, noting the rich diversity of practice, and analyses the ways in which they could be used as vehicles for social comment as well as for political or religious propaganda, and for practical purposes as pattern books for embroidery, tapestry, painting, woodcarving.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 3,000 word essay (100%).
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).
There are no assessments for this course.