Introduction: The image and the senses

Heather Hunter-Crawley, Erica O’Brien

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The editors introduce the themes of the volume by exploring the history and meaning of multi-sensory images in historical and contemporary contexts. This introductory chapter addresses the concept of a multi-sensory image and the modern re-turn to embodiment and the senses that makes the topic of the volume ripe for exploration. Illustrative examples of multi-sensory images are presented from ancient Roman and medieval contexts, which segue with themes developed throughout the volume. The chapter concludes with an overview of the contents of the ensuing chapters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Multi-Sensory Image from Antiquity to the Renaissance
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the conference "The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance" - University of Bristol, 8th-9th June 2015
PublisherTaylor & Francis Group
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781315519852
ISBN (Print)9781138698130
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2019


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