Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders

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By Sherry C.M. Lindquist and Asa Simon Mittman

Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders explores the abiding fascination with monsters and the enduring power and influence that they have had throughout the history of Western civilization. Their visualization in the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance served as a way to define them and thereby to control the unknown. This fascinating account is drawn from the Morgan Library & Museum’s renowned collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts and brings to light the rich variety of monstrosities fashioned by artists during those periods.

Published 2018