New Publication: ‘The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval Books’ by Elina Gertsman

Winner of the 2022 Charles Rufus Morey Award from the College Art Association Guided by Aristotelian theories, medieval philosophers believed that nature abhors a vacuum. Medieval art, according to modern scholars, abhors the same. The notion of horror vacui—the fear of empty space—is thus often construed as a definitive feature of Gothic material culture. In The AbsentContinue reading “New Publication: ‘The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval Books’ by Elina Gertsman”

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