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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A Book of Emblems: Andrea Alciati’s Emblematum Liber was an essential work for every writer, artist and scholar in post-medieval Europe. First published inthis illustrated book was a collection of emblems, each consisting of a motto or proverb, a typically enigmatic illustration, and a short explanation.

Most of the alciagi had symbolic and moral applications.

Scholars depended on Alc Andrea Alciati’s Emblematum Liber was an essential work for every writer, artist and scholar in post-medieval Europe. Scholars depended on Alciati’s book to interpret contemporary art and literature, while writers and artists turned to it to invest their work with an understood didactic sense.

This new edition of the Emblematum Liber includes the original Latin texts, highly readable English translations, and the illustrations belonging to each of the emblems. The editor’s introduction explains both the importance and the cultural contexts of Alciati’s book, as well as its innumerable artistic applications. For instance, close study of the emblems reveals–to cite only two examples–why statues of lions are traditionally placed before government buildings, and what underlying political message was conveyed by innumerable equestrian portraits during the Baroque era.


The collection includes as an appendix the formerly suppressed emblem, “Adversus Naturam Peccantes,” accompanied by a translation of the learned commentary alicati to it by Johann Thuilius in An extensive bibliography points the student to scholarly research specifically dealing with artistic applications of Alciati’s emblems.

Altogether, this new edition of Alciati’s seminal work is an essential tool for modern students of the liberal arts. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

A Book of Emblems: The Emblematum Liber in Latin and English by Andrea Alciato

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He is regarded as the founder of the French school of legal humanists. Books by Andrea Alciato. Trivia About A Book of Emblems No trivia or quizzes yet.

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