The Nomadic Object

The Challenge of World for Early Modern Religious Art

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Editor(s): 
Christine Göttler, Mia M. Mochizuki
Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture
  • Boston, MA: 
    Brill
    , November
     2017.
     652 pages.
     $229.00.
     E-Book.
    ISBN
    9789004354326.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

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At the turn of the sixteenth century, the notion of world was dramatically being reshaped, leaving no aspect of human experience untouched. The Nomadic Object: The Challenge of World for Early Modern Religious Art examines how sacred art and artefacts responded to the demands of a world stage in the age of reform. Essays by leading scholars explore how religious objects resulting from cross-cultural contact defied national and confessional categories and were re-contextualised in a global framework via their collection, exchange, production, management, and circulation. In dialogue with current discourses, papers address issues of idolatry, translation, materiality, value, and the agency of networks. The Nomadic Object demonstrates the significance of religious systems, from overseas logistics to philosophical underpinnings, for a global art history. 

Contributors are: Akira Akiyama, James Clifton, Jeffrey L. Collins, Ralph Dekoninck, Dagmar Eichberger, Beate Fricke, Christine Göttler, Christiane Hille, Margit Kern, Dipti Khera, Yoriko Kobayashi-Sato, Urte Krass, Evonne Levy, Meredith Martin, Walter S. Melion, Mia M. Mochizuki, Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Rose Marie San Juan, Denise-Marie Teece, Tristan Weddigen, and Ines G. Županov.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Christine Göttler is Professor of Art HIstory at the University of Bern.

Mia M. Mochizuki is Associate Professor of Renaissance / Baroque Art at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute of Fine Arts.

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