SOCIETY FOR EMBLEM STUDIES
»The Society exists to foster the study of emblem books and related materials in literature and the visual arts, their origins and influence on other cultural forms, in all periods, countries and languages.«
Includes elaborate links page at www.emblems.arts.gla.ac.uk/SES/links.html
Alciatus his Emblematum Liber (1531) introduced the emblem form. This site provides searchable Latin and English text (with images), and other apparatus. Good emblem links guide.
THE ENGLISH EMBLEM BOOK PROJECT
At Penn State. Images of all page spreads in key English emblem books, plus other resources.
Philip Ayres. Emblemata amatoria, Emblemes d'amour en quatre langue.
Christopher Harvey. The School of the Heart.
H. G. The mirrour of maiestie, or, The badges of honor conceitedly emblazoned.
Herman Hugo. Pia Desideria, Henry Bonwicke.
Claude Paradin. The heroicall devises of M. Claudius Paradin, Englished by P.S. William Kearney (London, 1591).
Francis Quarles. Emblems, divine and moral, together with Hieroglyphicks of the life of man.
R. B. Choice emblems, divine and moral, antient and modern
Geffrey Whitney. A Choice of Emblemes, and other devises
George Wither. A collection of Emblemes, Ancient and Moderne, Quickened with metricall illustrations, both Morall and
Full electronic version, to accompany a recent study by Liane Lefaivre.
ORBIS PICTUS REVISED ¶ Documentation on elaborate revision of Comenius's picture dictionary, by artists including Tjebbe van Tijen, about whom more can be learned here.
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Emblems website, emphasizing French materials.
A web-edition of Henry Peacham's Minerva Britanna prepared from a copy of the 1612 edition at Middlebury College by the students of Professor Billings's first-year seminar, Emblem Literature (FS 10, Fall 2001)
EMBLEM PROJECT UTRECHT
Aim of this project is the digitisation of Dutch love emblems. Editions and indexes are currently presented for seven of a planned 25 emblem books, religious as well as profane. Full transcription, page facsimiles, indexes, and links to sources and parallels, translations and annotation are available for:
Heinsius, Emblemata amatoria (1607/8)
Vaenius, Amorum emblemata (1608)
Hooft, Emblemata amatoria (1611)
Vaenius, Amoris divini emblemata (1615)
Cats, Proteus (partial) (1618)
Cats, Sinne- en minnebeelden (1627)
De la Feuille, Devises et emblemes (1691)
VISUAL TELLING OF STORIES ARCHIVE
This link goes directly to an emblems page, but the whole project is useful.
BRITISH ART MEDAL SOCIETY
Medals share with emblems a connection with graphic design in their combination of text and image, and are able to exploit two-sidedness. BAMS is a good place to start.
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