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

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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 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.

Western Illuminated Manuscripts

Cambridge University Library's collection of illuminated manuscripts is of international significance.

Western Illuminated Manuscripts

Author: Paul Binski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139500600

Page:

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Cambridge University Library's collection of illuminated manuscripts is of international significance. It originates in the medieval university and stands alongside the holdings of the colleges and the Fitzwilliam Museum. The University Library contains major European examples of medieval illumination from the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, with acknowledged masterpieces of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance book art, as well as illuminated literary texts, including the first complete Chaucer manuscript. This catalogue provides scholars and researchers easy access to the University Library's illuminated manuscripts, evaluating the importance of many of them for the very first time. It contains descriptions of famous manuscripts, for example the Life of Edward the Confessor attributed to Matthew Paris, as well as hundreds of lesser-known items. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the catalogue contains descriptions of individual manuscripts with up-to-date assessments of their style, origins and importance, together with bibliographical references.

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: 404

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

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

View: 174

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.

Museographs

As harbinger of the book, the Illuminated Manuscript maintains a well-respected place in literary and artistic history, as well as in the record of human progress and creativity.

Museographs

Author: Caron Caswell Lazar

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456609874

Page: 50

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Before the printing press introduced the notion of mass production to the Renaissance world, the written word was one of spiritual significance and unfathomable mystique. Sacred texts predominated and books were acceptable means of procuring religious thought. As harbinger of the book, the Illuminated Manuscript maintains a well-respected place in literary and artistic history, as well as in the record of human progress and creativity. Museograph's Illuminated Manuscripts gives rare scholarly attention to these Judeo-Christian, Islamic, and secular masterpieces. From the Byzantine Period to the Renaissance, it outlines the evolution of this textual art form. Religious themes that were common to illuminated texts for over one thousand years became progressively outnumbered as literacy spread beyond the religious community. Books were slowly evolving from status symbols to learning tools. The decorative content of illuminations also advanced through history's course. Virtually without border in the Byzantine Period, manuscripts resonated and simplicity befitting religious ceremonies and houses of worship. By the Romanesque Period, the appearance of the Bestiary indicated that a shift was on the horizon. The Winchester border, with its heavy frame and ornate gold bars, was wild with foliage and whimsical in its combination of human and bestial figures. Illuminated design gone organic! Illuminated Manuscripts is a sensory treasure of image and word. Subjects within this monograph embody a rich interdisciplinary history and continue to grow alongside man as his understanding of what is beautiful deepens and his ability to express it is actualized.

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: Jp. A. Calosse

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780420889

Page: 256

View: 337

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 Glory of the Page

SCOTT (copy 3) The Hédi Bouraoui Collection in Maghrebian and Franco-Ontario Literatures is the gift of University Professor Emeritus Hédi Bouraoui.

The Glory of the Page

Author: Hunterian Museum (University of Glasgow). Library

Publisher: London : Published for Glasgow University Library and the Art Gallery of Ontario by Harvey Miller Publishers ; Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Page: 228

View: 715

SCOTT (copy 3) The Hédi Bouraoui Collection in Maghrebian and Franco-Ontario Literatures is the gift of University Professor Emeritus Hédi Bouraoui.

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: 703

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.

Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts 1400 1550

"The remarkable and distinctive art of early Netherlandish painters such as Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden is well known to visitors of art galleries and museums.

Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts  1400 1550

Author: Scot McKendrick

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN:

Page: 159

View: 722

"The remarkable and distinctive art of early Netherlandish painters such as Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden is well known to visitors of art galleries and museums. Yet illuminated manuscripts, rarely seen except by scholars and curators, offer some of the best evidence for our understanding of early Netherlandish painting through a remarkable period of 150 years. Unlike paintings, which have been varnished, cleaned, repainted and exposed to light, the illuminations kept secure within the bindings of a book retain their original colour and clarity of definition."--Book Flap.

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: 823

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 British Library Guide to Manuscript Illumination

An introduction to the history and techniques of manuscript illumination that offers a thorough and accessible historical overview of techniques and processes, illustrated with examples, diagrams, and photographs of craftspeople at work.

The British Library Guide to Manuscript Illumination

Author: Christopher De Hamel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802081735

Page: 88

View: 430

An introduction to the history and techniques of manuscript illumination that offers a thorough and accessible historical overview of techniques and processes, illustrated with examples, diagrams, and photographs of craftspeople at work.

Bibles and Bestiaries

Provides a history of the books we use today, examining their role in culture during the Middle Ages, and discusses illumination, the art of using gold, silver, and paints to decorate a book

Bibles and Bestiaries

Author: Elizabeth B. Wilson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)

ISBN:

Page: 64

View: 595

Provides a history of the books we use today, examining their role in culture during the Middle Ages, and discusses illumination, the art of using gold, silver, and paints to decorate a book

Medieval Illumination

Curators from the British Library in London and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris have collaborated on a major project to study these manuscripts in detail--this book introduces their findings alongside stunning images.

Medieval Illumination

Author: Kathleen Doyle

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780712353274

Page: 176

View: 770

Illuminated manuscripts from England and France are among the greatest masterpieces of medieval European art. This beautiful new book showcases dozens of the finest examples, many of which have never before been exhibited and are rarely reproduced. It reveals the close artistic and intellectual connections between Anglo-Saxon and Norman England and medieval France, where scribes and illuminators often shared stylistic ideas and subject-matter. Among the manuscripts featured here are gospel-books and saints' lives, histories and herbals. Together they give rich insights into the culture and beliefs of people in medieval Europe, and they are a significant source of evidence for Anglo-Saxon England in particular. Curators from the British Library in London and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris have collaborated on a major project to study these manuscripts in detail--this book introduces their findings alongside stunning images.