The Illuminated Manuscript

With a concise introductory text, informative captions and full-colour reproductions, this is the perfect introduction to an endlessly fascinating subject.

The Illuminated Manuscript

Author: Janet Backhouse

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714824680

Page: 80

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An outstanding selection from the British Library's collection of illuminated manuscripts. The British Library houses one of the world's great collections of illuminated manuscripts. Janet Backhouse has drawn on this rich resource to make a selection of outstanding examples that span over eight centuries of medieval book production. She begins with the Lindisfarne Gospels and continues with a representative cross-section that reveals the remarkable diversity and wealth - aesthetic and artefactual - to be found in medieval manuscripts. With a concise introductory text, informative captions and full-colour reproductions, this is the perfect introduction to an endlessly fascinating subject.

A History of Illuminated Manuscript

With its lively narrative and many new and superb illustrations, this new edition of a much-praised book provides the perfect introduction to a large and fascinating subject.

A History of Illuminated Manuscript

Author: Christopher De Hamel

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 0714834521

Page: 272

View: 906

Medieval manuscripts are counted among the greatest glories of Western civilization. With their gold and painted decoration and their charming miniatures, they have always had immense appeal, and images from them can be seen everywhere - from greeting cards and wrapping paper to expensive facsimiles. This entertaining and authoritative book is the first to provide a general introduction to the whole subject of the making of books from the Dark Ages to the invention of printing and beyond. Christopher de Hamel vividly describes the widely different circumstances in which manuscripts were created, from the earliest monastic Gospel Books to university textbooks, secular romances, Books of Hours and classical texts for humanist bibliophiles. As the story unfolds the wonderful variety of manuscripts and their illumination is revealed, and many fundamental questions are answered - who wrote the books, what texts they contained, who read them, how they were made and what purposes they served. Illuminated manuscripts have alway been highly valued, and among them are some of the world's great masterpieces of art. With its lively narrative and many new and superb illustrations, this new edition of a much-praised book provides the perfect introduction to a large and fascinating subject.

The Illuminated Manuscript

The Illuminated Manuscript opens with a vision: young Caroline Harris, sewing by the fire, witnesses her own past and her own future in the flames, thus introducing this beautiful, moving work about the lives of women seeking truth.

The Illuminated Manuscript

Author: Ruth Moffat

Publisher: Mercury Press (Canada)

ISBN: 9781551280363

Page: 383

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The Illuminated Manuscript opens with a vision: young Caroline Harris, sewing by the fire, witnesses her own past and her own future in the flames, thus introducing this beautiful, moving work about the lives of women seeking truth. A woman in the present day is writing a journal, an open search for harmony, understanding and the divine language that might make communication with the angels possible; at the same time, she is writing epiphanic pages influenced by William Blake, and a historical novel that comes to her as a gift. These three elements are the ribbons, the lace, and the light and dark fabric woven together by Ruth Moffat into a compelling novel of grace and wonder, depicting the lives of Elizabeth McMaster, Caroline Harris, and the mysterious Sophie. Magic, tragedy, love, and history are here intertwined through the stories of four women linked across centuries by dreams and imagination, by daring to be themselves, by the metaphysical fabric of their lives.

The Illuminated Page

The early centuries -- Romanesque Europe -- Early Gothic manuscripts -- Later Gothic manuscripts -- International cross-currents around 1400 -- The prelude to printing -- The later 15th century -- Renaissance patrons.

The Illuminated Page

Author: Janet Backhouse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9780802043467

Page: 240

View: 747

The early centuries -- Romanesque Europe -- Early Gothic manuscripts -- Later Gothic manuscripts -- International cross-currents around 1400 -- The prelude to printing -- The later 15th century -- Renaissance patrons.

Book of Hours

" Always returning to nature for solace, with a focus on the cyclical, book of hours reminds us that "time stops; yet / I am moving / and the river flows." -:: - how to cook a poem take one inconsequential event latch on by imagination add ...

Book of Hours

Author: Jay Heins

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780988155305

Page: 104

View: 443

Jay Heins' debut poetry collection, book of hours, gently asks you to consider both small miracles and large tragedies. Inspired by medieval Christian illuminated manuscripts, Heins adapts this practice of pairing poetry with visual art into a nature-based secular kind of worship. These unconventional prayers are a devotional practice of gratitude juxtaposed with grief, meditations on how death informs life. Consider the lilac bushes taking over the cemetery. The "hills / that unzipped green / only yesterday" set against the doors of the chemo ward. Heins' poetry sketches the beauty and pain when "time removes the guardrails." Always returning to nature for solace, with a focus on the cyclical, book of hours reminds us that "time stops; yet / I am moving / and the river flows."

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE With Illuminated Manuscript

The spellings, punctuation and capitalizations are those of the original Blake manuscripts. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books.

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE  With Illuminated Manuscript

Author: William Blake

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027233208

Page: 15

View: 177

Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul (first published in 1794), an expansion of Blake's first illuminated book Songs of Innocence. The poems and artwork were reproduced by copperplate engraving and colored with washes by hand. Blake republished Songs of Innocence and Experience several times, often changing the number and order of the plates. The spellings, punctuation and capitalizations are those of the original Blake manuscripts. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

Illuminated Manuscripts

The Mega Square Illuminated Manuscripts puts the reader in touch with amazing medieval illustrations and unique adornments, which document the imaginative power of their creators.

Illuminated Manuscripts

Author: Tamara Woronowa

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1781608652

Page: 359

View: 388

Those who have had the chance to hold a medieval manuscript in their hands cannot fail to have been impressed by the feeling of being in touch with a long-passed epoch. Back when a book was a true handicraft and every copy the result of a laborious process, the object was more a work of art than a volatile commercial product. The Mega Square Illuminated Manuscripts puts the reader in touch with amazing medieval illustrations and unique adornments, which document the imaginative power of their creators.

The Book of Thel Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake

It was preceded by Tiriel, which Blake left in manuscript. A few lines from Tiriel were incorporated into The Book of Thel. Most of the poem is in unrhymed verse. This book consists of eight plates executed in illuminated printing.

The Book of Thel  Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake

Author: William Blake

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074844056

Page: 2

View: 227

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional table of contents. The Book of Thel is a poem by William Blake, dated 1789 and probably composed in the period 1788 to 1790. It is illustrated by his own plates, and is relatively short and easy to understand, compared to his later prophetic books. The metre is a fourteen-syllable line. It was preceded by Tiriel, which Blake left in manuscript. A few lines from Tiriel were incorporated into The Book of Thel. Most of the poem is in unrhymed verse. This book consists of eight plates executed in illuminated printing. Sixteen copies of the original print of 1789-1793 are known. Three copies bearing a watermark of 1815 are more elaborately colored than the others. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts of the Book of Job

In her own study on the Book of Job, Stella Papadaki-Oekland probes into all the Byzantine illuminated manuscripts of the illustrated Greek text.

Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts of the Book of Job

Author: Stella Papadaki-Oekland

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN:

Page: 432

View: 709

Of all the Old Testament books, the Book of Job remains acutely contemporary today. Written between the 6th and 3rd c. B.C., it deals with subjects such as the presence of evil in the world, the misery, the quest for justice, the faith, and the behavior of people when they face sudden twists and turns of life. It seems that the ancient text had been illustrated since the Early Christian period because of its fascinating novel-like narrative style. In her own study on the Book of Job, Stella Papadaki-Oekland probes into all the Byzantine illuminated manuscripts of the illustrated Greek text. The number of miniature illustrations included in these fifteen manuscripts, dating from the 9th to the 16th century, comes to more than 1800 of which 2/3 of the about 380 illustrated herein are previously unpublished manuscript images.The book is an unabridged version with minor changes of Papadaki-Oekland's Inaugural Dissertation at Heidelberg University (1979) and is published posthumously by her daughters, Helen-Aina and Astrid-Zoe -in homage to Byzantine Art. The fifteen Byzantine Illuminated Manuscript Illustrations of the Book of Job studied, illustrated and discussed are: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome: cod. Vat. gr. 749; cod. Vat. gr. 751; cod. Vat. gr. 1231 and cod. Vat. Pal. gr.230 - The Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Isle of Patmos: cod. Patmos 171 - Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venezia: cod. Marc. gr. 538 - Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai, Egypt: cod. Siena 3 - Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem and All Palestine, Jerusalem: MS. Taphou 5 - Monastery of Vatopedi, Mount Athos: Vatopedi 590 - Monastery Magisti (Great) Lavra, Mount Athos: Lavra B100 - Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens: MS. 62 - Bodleian Library, Oxford: MS. Barocci 201 and MS. Laud gr. 86 - Bibliothegue nationale de France, Paris: MS. gr. 134 and MS. gr. 135 - National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg: MS gr. 382 (former folio of Taphou 5) The study of the Septuagint Book of Job in Byzantine tradition include comparative analysis of the interrelationship of the individual miniature cycles, their general arrangement and artistic character, the origin and development as well as its contents and significance in the literary and popular tradition. Finally, the six Comparative Tables presented at the end of the volume provide the reader for the first time a complete cross reference interrelationship between the individual 1800 images of the 15 manuscripts and Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton's English translation of the Septuagint Book of Job passages. Further examples of images discussed herein of early Christian Job representations include: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome, MS.Reg.gr.1 - known as the Bible of Queen Christina of Sweden; Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris, MS gr. 510, MS syr. 341-the Syriac Bible and MS.gr. 923- Sacra Parallela; Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III, Naples, Coptic MS IB 18, Catacomb of the Via Latina, Rome and the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, Basilica di San Pietro, Rome. Furthermore, the book is of invaluable importance due to its methodological approach. As the leading art historian Hans Belting points out, the study of Stella Papadaki-Oekland calls in question Kurt Weitzmann's rigid theory about the process of the Byzantine illuminated manuscripts production. There's no doubt that, even though it was written a lot of years ago, this remains the most complete and comprehensive study about the Book of Job in Byzantine art

The Illuminated Ark

Traditionally evidence in illuminated manuscripts has been treated with caution and scepticism when it comes to medieval maritime study, and Joe Flatman attempts to assess more accurately their accuracy.

The Illuminated Ark

Author: Joe Flatman

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN:

Page: 242

View: 534

This study compares evidence for medieval ships and shipbuilding from archaeological sources with contemporary depictions in manuscripts. Traditionally evidence in illuminated manuscripts has been treated with caution and scepticism when it comes to medieval maritime study, and Joe Flatman attempts to assess more accurately their accuracy. To this end the study includes vast catalogues of both kinds of evidence, and draws detailed conclusions about the reliability of manuscript illustration - whilst individual components are often accurately depicted, rigging is for example for more prone to error than hulls.

America A Prophecy Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake

America was one of the few works that Blake describes as "illuminated printing", those of which were either hand coloured or colour printed with the ink being placed on the copperplate before printed.

America A Prophecy  Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake

Author: William Blake

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074844110

Page: 21

View: 419

This carefully crafted ebook: "America A Prophecy (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. America a Prophecy is a 1793 prophetic book by English poet and illustrator William Blake. It is engraved on eighteen plates, and survives in fourteen known copies. It is the first of Blake's Continental prophecies. America was one of the few works that Blake describes as "illuminated printing", those of which were either hand coloured or colour printed with the ink being placed on the copperplate before printed. Early sketches for America were also included in his notebook, which Blake used between 1790 and 1793. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

The History of Alexander the Great

The text is a translation into French, by Vasco da Lucena, of one of the primary sources for the life of Alexander. The illustrations portray the events of the story in contemporary costumes and settings.

The History of Alexander the Great

Author: Scot McKendrick

Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications

ISBN: 9780892363711

Page: 105

View: 840

A lavishly produced monograph about a late 15th Century illuminated manuscript. The text is a translation into French, by Vasco da Lucena, of one of the primary sources for the life of Alexander. The illustrations portray the events of the story in contemporary costumes and settings. Now in the John Paul Getty collection, this publication discusses the history of the text and the manuscript itself, with full colour reproduction of each illustration. A beautiful book about a beautiful manuscript.

A History of Illuminated Manuscripts

Explains how medieval and Renaissance manuscripts were created, tells how they survived, and surveys a variety of manuscript types

A History of Illuminated Manuscripts

Author: Christopher De Hamel

Publisher: David R Godine Pub

ISBN:

Page: 256

View: 165

Explains how medieval and Renaissance manuscripts were created, tells how they survived, and surveys a variety of manuscript types

The Grave Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake to Robert Blair s The Grave

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Grave (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake to Robert Blair's The Grave)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

The Grave  Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake to Robert Blair s The Grave

Author: William Blake

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074844218

Page: 48

View: 533

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Grave (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake to Robert Blair's The Grave)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Robert Blair (1699 – 1746) was a Scottish poet. Blair published only three poems. One was a commemoration of his father-in-law and another was a translation. His reputation rests entirely on his third work, The Grave (published in 1743), which is a poem written in blank verse on the subject of death and the graveyard. It is much less conventional than its gloomy title might lead one to expect. Its religious subject no doubt contributed to its great popularity, especially in Scotland, where it gave rise to the so-called "graveyard school" of poetry. The poem extends to 767 lines of various merit, in some passages rising to great sublimity, and in others sinking to commonplace. The poem is now best known for the illustrations created by William Blake.