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Emblemata, Emblemata, Emblemata – May

Saturday, 30 April, 2011 by Erica Foden-Lenahan

What is an emblem book? It is a form that was tremendously popular during the Renaissance. It is believed that the Italian lawyer Andrea Alciato devised the first such book. The books themselves contained small illustrations (a bit like a … Continue reading

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