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Reinventing the Emblem: Contemporary Artists Recreate a Renaissance Idea / Allison B. Leader, curator ; Leslie K. Baiier, curator ; Neaderland L ; Polkinhorn H ; McCarney S ; Zelevansky P ; Bruskin G ; Dill L ; Hamady W ; Horvitz SR ; Kosuth J ; Rosenberg MR ; Greenaway P ; O'Connell M ; Rothenberg E ; Solomon C ; Weiner L ; Wiley WT ; Colonna F ; Cohen A ; Cumming R ; Gilbert S ; Hammond J ; Higgins EF-III ; Nadin P ; Nagy P ; Nechvatal J ; Tompkins B ; Zelevansky P., 1995

Identifier: CC-03675-3740

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Scope and Contents

The Emblem poem of the 16th and 17th century consisted of motto, image and verse. In the classification system utilized by the Sackner Archive, emblem poems are designated Picture Poems and consist of title (motto), image and verse on the same page, i.e., a single poem which if presented as facing pages collection of poems and poetry in a book would be designated an Illustrated Book. Examples of contemporary picture poems are those composed by Kenneth Patchen. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1995



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (50 pages)) ; 28 x 21.8 x .3 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

ref shelf emblem poetry

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Art Gallery. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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