Touching Books, Touching Art: Tactile Dimensions of Sacred Books in the Medieval West

Sensing Sacred Texts - James W Watts

David Ganz
University of Zurich

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David Ganz examines the artefactual as well as documentary evidence for the ritual handling of late medieval gospel books and other liturgical books. He demonstrates how construction of the volumes intended to engage haptic perception and how the art in and on the books models the importance and significance of touching them.

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Ganz, David. Touching Books, Touching Art: Tactile Dimensions of Sacred Books in the Medieval West. Sensing Sacred Texts. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2018. ISBN 9781781795767. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32108. Date accessed: 15 Aug 2018 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32108. Oct 2018

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