Panizzi Lectures – Drawing Conclusions: Diagrams in Medieval Art and Thought (British Library)

British Library: Panizzi Lectures – Drawing Conclusions: Diagrams in Medieval Art and Thought. “Diagrams constitute an omnipresent feature of medieval art and thought. From Antiquity onwards, the forms and procedures of geometric reasoning held a privileged place in the pursuit of truth, the understanding of which remained closely linked to ideals of beauty and perfection. Drawing on the collections of the British Library, whose holdings provide virtually comprehensive coverage of all ramifications of the diagrammatic tradition, this series of lectures examines the practical, theoretical and aesthetic dimensions of medieval diagrams as matrices of meaning and patterns of thought informing diverse areas of medieval culture.” All the lectures will be livestreamed. They’re free but registration is required.

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