The Illuminated Manuscript

The Illuminated Manuscript

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

Author: Janet Backhouse

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 0714824682

Category: Design

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.
Categories: Design

Illuminated Manuscripts

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.

Author: Tamara Woronowa

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781781608654

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

A History of Illuminated Manuscript

A History of Illuminated Manuscript

Author: Christopher De Hamel

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714834528

Category: Design

Page: 272

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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.
Categories: Design

Illuminated Manuscripts

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.

Author: Jp. A. Calosse

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781780420882

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 871

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.
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A History of Illuminated Manuscripts

A History of Illuminated Manuscripts

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

Author: Christopher De Hamel

Publisher: David R Godine Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005410894

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 253

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

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.

Author: Janet Backhouse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 0802043461

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 738

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.
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The Illuminated Manuscript

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.

Author: Ruth Moffat

Publisher: Mercury Press (Canada)

ISBN: 1551280361

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

View: 851

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.
Categories: Fiction

Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts 1350 1525 in the Houghton Library

Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts  1350 1525  in the Houghton Library

Author: Houghton Library

Publisher: Houghton Library Department of Printing &

ISBN: UOM:39015046374933

Category: History

Page: 190

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Although the advent of the printing press heralded the end of the manuscript, the illuminated text still flourished through the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Many such manuscripts are works of extraordinary expressive power and have much to tell about the history of the graphic arts as well. Roger Wieck's catalogue carefully describes the extraordinary collection of graduals, breviaries, books of hours, and works of classical and vernacular literature assembled over the decades at Houghton Library.
Categories: History

The British Library Guide to Manuscript Illumination

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.

Author: Christopher De Hamel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802081738

Category: Art

Page: 88

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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.
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The Portrait in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts

The Portrait in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts

Author: Iōánnīs Spatharákīs

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9004047832

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Byzantine

Page: 287

View: 165

Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Byzantine

Illuminated Manuscripts from the Library of Matthias Corvinus

Illuminated Manuscripts from the Library of Matthias Corvinus

A discussion of forty-three manuscripts and two incunabula from a 15th century Hungarian collection.

Author: Ilona Berkovits

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020640903

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 147

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A discussion of forty-three manuscripts and two incunabula from a 15th century Hungarian collection.
Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts

The Art of the Illuminated Manuscript

The Art of the Illuminated Manuscript

Author: David Metheny Robb

Publisher:

ISBN: 0498011186

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 356

View: 282

Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts of the Book of Job

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.

Author: Stella Papadaki-Oekland

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215296224

Category: Art

Page: 432

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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
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Bibles and Bestiaries

Bibles and Bestiaries

Author: Elizabeth B. Wilson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: UOM:39015032237896

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 141

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
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Western Illuminated Manuscripts

Western Illuminated Manuscripts

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

Author: Paul Binski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139500609

Category: Art

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.
Categories: Art

Book of Hours

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 ...

Author: Jay Heins

Publisher:

ISBN: 0988155303

Category:

Page: 104

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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."
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Masterpieces of Illuminated Letters and Borders

Masterpieces of Illuminated Letters and Borders

Rare letters and borders that once enhanced medieval bibles and other rare manuscripts are ornamented with exquisite florals, curvilinear motifs interwoven with religious figures, and other exquisite embellishments.

Author: W. R. Tymms

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486447841

Category: Art

Page: 57

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Rare letters and borders that once enhanced medieval bibles and other rare manuscripts are ornamented with exquisite florals, curvilinear motifs interwoven with religious figures, and other exquisite embellishments. More than 350 designs, including 256 letters.
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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts

This revised edition of Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms offers definitions of the key elements of illuminated manuscripts, demystifying the techniques, processes, materials, nomenclature, and styles used in ...

Author: Michelle Brown

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606066119

Category: Art

Page: 128

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What is a historiated initial? What are canon tables? What is a drollery? This revised edition of Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms offers definitions of the key elements of illuminated manuscripts, demystifying the techniques, processes, materials, nomenclature, and styles used in the making of these precious books. Updated to reflect current research and technologies, this beautifully illustrated guide includes images of important manuscript illuminations from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and beyond. Concise, readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered in manuscript studies make this portable volume an essential resource for students, scholars, and readers who wish a deeper understanding and enjoyment of illuminated manuscripts and medieval book production.
Categories: Art