[GBW] Reminder: Lecture this Wednesday 6_20 NYC. Medieval Manuscript design

Clare Manias cmanias at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 18 23:09:44 EDT 2007

Please join the NY Chapter of the Guild of Book
Workers for a lecture 
by Ms. Sonja Drimmer

"A Unique Manuscript of the Confessio Amantis and the
Reconfiguration of Conventions"

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 at 6:00 PM
Columbia University
Butler Library, Room 523

Co-sponsored with Columbia University Rare Book and
Manuscript Library. Refreshments will be served

Sonja Drimmer is a PhD candidate in the department of
art history at
Columbia University.  She holds an M.A. from the
University of York in
England, and a B.A. from Brown University.  Sonja
focuses on 
illuminated manuscripts of late medieval England,
particularly those which contain literary texts.   

Within the collection at The Morgan Library and Museum
is a manuscript of John Gower's Confessio Amantis (MS
M126), containing 108 of an original 110 miniatures. 
Both the sumptuous quality of this manuscript and the
abundance of miniatures illustrating it, are uncommon
for a late-medieval secular and non-scholastic work. 
Ms. Drimmer will discuss the tangible and theoretical
space in which
image creates stability among and around the words of
a very volatile
text.  She will also demonstrate that this manuscript
produces meanings by framing its textual content
within images and layouts that belong to numerous
manuscript conventions of this era. 

Columbia University is located at 2960 Broadway at
116th Street Butler
Library is located on the south side of the Quad

The lecture is free, but please RSVP to Georgia
Southworth at
southworthconservation at gmail.com or call 646-247-3727.

Clare Manias
cmanias at yahoo.com

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