Product Description The late medieval world was marked by a culture of refinement and sophistication. The periodâs media of choiceâpaintings, manuscripts, prints, tapestries, embroideries, ivory sculpture, metalwork, and enamelsâspeak volumes about the pleasures of sensory engagement. Art objects were touched, smelled, tasted,Â and heard, as well as seen. Â This sumptuous new book brings together sacred and secular art to reveal the shared intellectual culture that governed the understanding of perception and the role of sensesÂ in Europe fromÂ the 12th through the 16th century. A focused exploration of the performative and multifaceted nature of medieval art underscores its direct appeal to the senses, revealing the rich experiential world that informed its interpretation. EightÂ essays explore these themes through representations of religious practices, royal rituals, feasts and celebrations, music, and literature. Beautifully designed and produced, A Feast for the Senses contributes significantly to an emerging field in the history of art and showcases approximately 130 objects, each accompanied by a full description, provenance, and bibliography. Book Description This intriguing volume provides new routes into the understanding and enjoyment of late medieval European art by revealing its complex, multisensory nature and the culture of perception that shaped its meanings. About the Author Martina Bagnoli is the executive director of the Gallerie Estensi in Modena, Italy.