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by John Sparrow




Mr Sparrow traces the development of the inscription as a literary form in Renaissance and post-Renaissance Europe. He defines the 'literary' inscription as 'a text composed with a view to its being presented in lines of different lengths, the lineation contributing to or enhancing the meaning, so that someone who does not see it, actually or in the mind's eye, but only hears it read aloud, misses something of the intended effect'. Mr Sparrow attributes the Renaissance concern with the visual presentation of words to the profound interest in epigraphy aroused by the rediscovery of classical inscriptions. This interest was felt mainly by scholars and writers, but it extended to architects, painters, sculptors and designers of monuments - all of whom incorporated inscriptions in their work.
Download Visible Words: A Study of Inscriptions In and As Books and Works of Art epub
ISBN: 0521136652
ISBN13: 978-0521136655
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
Author: John Sparrow
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (March 2, 2011)
Pages: 172 pages
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