The Illuminated Manuscript

The Illuminated Manuscript

The British Library houses one of the world's great collections of illuminated manuscripts, and Janet Backhouse has drawn on this resource to make a selection of examples that span over 800 years of medieval book production.

Author: Janet Backhouse

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001090265F

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 80

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The British Library houses one of the world's great collections of illuminated manuscripts, and Janet Backhouse has drawn on this resource to make a selection of examples that span over 800 years of medieval book production.
Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Understanding Illuminated Manscripts revised

Understanding Illuminated Manscripts  revised

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 P. Brown

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606065785

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A standard reference in the field of manuscript studies for over twenty years, now revised and updated with full-color illustrations throughout 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. Praise for the first edition: “Highly recommended for a wide range of readers.”—CHOICE “Not only does it make lucid the most complex conventions of the illumination, but it is also a pocket history of the Middle Ages.”—Magazine Antiques
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The Illuminated Page

The Illuminated Page

Drawing on the British Library's collection of medieval manuscripts, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to this art form, embracing both devotional and secular material.

Author: Janet Backhouse

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022815257

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 240

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Illuminated manuscripts are among the richest, most revealing relics of the Western world before the introduction of printing. They are central to our knowledge of social and cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance. Drawing on the British Library's collection of medieval manuscripts, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to this art form, embracing both devotional and secular material.
Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts Coloring Book

Illuminated Manuscripts Coloring Book

Recapture the historic grandeur of medieval art with lovingly detailed reproductions ranging from the creation of Eve to the Hundred Years' War. Thirty images include Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and secular sources.

Author: Marty Noble

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486488752

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 690

Recapture the historic grandeur of medieval art with lovingly detailed reproductions ranging from the creation of Eve to the Hundred Years' War. Thirty images include Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and secular sources.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J Paul Getty Museum

Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J  Paul Getty Museum

This carefully crafted book is sure to become an essential resource for scholars, students, and collectors.

Author: Thomas Kren

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606064368

Category: Art

Page: 91

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Known for their stunning displays of artistry and technique, Italian illuminated manuscripts have long been coveted by collectors around the world. The J. Paul Getty Museum holds the most recently formed institutional collection of its kind in the United States, yet it spans more than eight centuries and reflects many of the extraordinary achievements of the Italian tradition. Made up of whole manuscripts as well as leaves and cuttings, the Getty collection of Italian illumination contains nearly sixty works and includes the Montecassino Breviary, the Ferrarese Gualenghi-d’Este Hours, and the Roman gradual illuminated by Antonio da Monza for Santa Maria in Aracoeli. Other important acquisitions are one of the finest Bolognese Bibles of the thirteenth century; three leaves from the Laudario of Sant’Agnese, the most ambitious Florentine manuscript from the first half of the fourteenth century; and a missal once owned by the antipope John XXIII. This beautifully illustrated volume presents many splendid examples of Italian painting and illumination. Some are by noted artists such as Girolamo da Cremona, Pacino di Bonaguida, and Pisanello; others are attributed to artists known only by their works, such as the Master of Gerona, who is credited with one of the finest miniatures in the collection. This carefully crafted book is sure to become an essential resource for scholars, students, and collectors.
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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

Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art

Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art

Beginning with a fresh and thoughtful introduction to illuminated manuscripts, Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art goes on to showcase key works in this stunning artistic genre.

Author: James Peacock

Publisher: Masterpieces of Art

ISBN: 1783612118

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 128

View: 327

Prior to the invention of the printing press, all books had to be written by hand. Illuminated manuscripts are the beautiful manifestation of this craft. Beginning with a thoughtful introduction, Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art goes on to showcase key works in this stunning artistic genre.
Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Illuminated Letters Sketchbook

Illuminated Letters Sketchbook

Learn how to illuminate your writing like the scribes of the past, bringing letters to life with plant and animal motifs, swirling vines and leaves, graceful arabesques and flourishes, fantastical imagery, and more.

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ISBN: 1441319492

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The Art of the Bible

The Art of the Bible

A beautiful and informative exploration of the illuminated manuscripts of the Bible over a millennium and across the globe, shedding new light on some of the most significant, yet rarely seen, paintings of the Middle Ages

Author: Scot McKendrick

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500239479

Category:

Page: 336

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For two millennia the Bible has inspired the creation of art. Within this legacy of remarkable art and beauty, illuminated biblical manuscripts offer some of the best evidence for our understanding of early Christian painting and artistic interpretations of the Bible. This beautiful and important new book, compiled and written by two internationally renowned experts, immerses the reader in the world of illuminated manuscripts of the Bible. Through its pictures we are transported across 1,000 years of history, passing chronologically through many of the major centres of the Christian world. Starting in Constantinople in the East, the journey moves on to Lindisfarne in the North, to imperial Aachen, back to Canterbury, then to Carolingian Tours in western France. Later we view some of the riches of Winchester, Mozarabic Spain, Crusader Jerusalem, the Meuse valley, northern Iraq, Paris, London, Bologna, Naples, Bulgaria, the Low Countries, Rome and Persia. Our journey ends in Gondar, the capital of imperial Ethiopia. Fortyfive remarkable books - each a treasure in its own right - provide our itinerary through time and across continents. Together they enable us to explore and revel in the extraordinary art and beauty of illuminated biblical manuscripts, some of the finest but least-known paintings from the Middle Ages.
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The Bible of Illuminated Letters

The Bible of Illuminated Letters

Readers and students of illumination who open this book will find: a history of illumination; required tools, techniques, and materials for illuminating; instruction in layout and design; and steps to follow in order to create 12 alphabet ...

Author: Margaret Morgan

Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing

ISBN: 0764158201

Category: Art

Page: 256

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The ancient art of illuminating manuscripts is currently attracting many new enthusiasts among artists, art students, and lovers of calligraphy. The Bible of Illuminated Letters is a volume they'll all want to add to their collections. It presents step-by-step instructions for recreating twelve illuminated alphabets. Among them are Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, Romanesque, Modern Revival, and seven more, including several modern scripts. Detailed diagrams instruct on creating upper- and lower-case letters, as well as on ways for designing borders and decorations. More ambitious students can also follow clear directions for gilding--decorating with gold leaf--as was originally done in medieval European monasteries. Readers and students of illumination who open this book will find: a history of illumination; required tools, techniques, and materials for illuminating; instruction in layout and design; and steps to follow in order to create 12 alphabet styles. This beautiful book also features a picture gallery of outstanding historical and contemporary illuminated letters, as well as a glossary and index. More than 400 inspiring color illustrations in total.
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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.
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Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J Paul Getty Museum

Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J  Paul Getty Museum

This beautifully illustrated volume explores the richness of the J. Paul Getty Museum's holdings in German and Central European manuscripts from the ninth to the eighteenth century.

Author: Thomas Kren

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892369485

Category: Art

Page: 131

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This beautifully illustrated volume explores the richness of the J. Paul Getty Museum s holdings in German and Central European manuscripts from the ninth to the eighteenth century. This book showcases full-color reproductions of masterpieces from such works as Carolingian manuscripts of the ninth century; several sumptuously illuminated Ottonian texts from the late tenth and early eleventh centuries; two of the most celebrated examples of Romanesque illumination: the Helmarshausen Gospel book from the 1120s and the Stammheim Missal, made around 1170 for Saint Michael s monastery in Hildesheim; The Life of the Blessed Hedwig from 1353, and the only known illuminations by the Cologne painter called the Master of Saint Veronica, ca. 1400. It also illustrates many richly colored illuminations from such manuscripts as a luxury psalter made in Wurzburg, dating from the mid-thirteenth century; a copy of Rudolf von Ems s "Weltchronik, " produced in the early fifteenth century; and chivalric and dynastic manuscripts from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries."
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Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts

Author: D. M. Gill

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123150919

Category: Art, Medieval

Page: 80

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Categories: Art, Medieval

Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts

A colorfully illustrated guide to the best-preserved medieval artworks, and the world for which they were created.

Author: Richard Hayman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781784422363

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 267

A colorfully illustrated guide to the best-preserved medieval artworks, and the world for which they were created.
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Treasures in Heaven

Treasures in Heaven

Contributors to this volume include Helen C. Evans, Nina G. Garsoïan, Thomas F. Mathews, Krikor H. Maksoudian, Sylvie L. Merian, Mary Virginia Orna, and Alice Taylor.

Author: Thomas F. Mathews

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032600101

Category: Design

Page: 229

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For over a thousand years the pre-eminent expression of Armenian culture was the illuminated manuscript--above all, the illustrated Gospel Book. Brilliantly painted and often bound in silver and decorated with jewels, these volumes constitute the principal source of information on the history, religion, language, and art of Armenia. Treasures in Heaven is a comprehensive introduction in English to the art and history of Armenian manuscript painting. It reveals the degree to which this art form embodies a distinctively Armenian aesthetic and religious experience. Eighty-eight of the most significant examples of Armenian manuscript illumination are reproduced and extensively discussed in the catalog. Essays by a team of international scholars examine each of the principal schools and periods of Armenian illumination--from the earliest surviving works of the seventh century to manuscripts produced by the Armenian Diaspora communities during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Chapters on the history and religion of Armenia place illuminated manuscripts within the broader context of Armenian culture. The distinctive techniques and materials of Armenian manuscript painting and bookbinding are also explained. Contributors to this volume include Helen C. Evans, Nina G. Garsoïan, Thomas F. Mathews, Krikor H. Maksoudian, Sylvie L. Merian, Mary Virginia Orna, and Alice Taylor.
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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: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019174395

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Explains how medieval and Renaissance manuscripts were created, tells how they survived, and surveys a variety of manuscript types
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Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts 1350 1525 in the Houghton Library

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

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.

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.
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The History of Alexander the Great

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.

Author: Scot McKendrick

Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications

ISBN: 0892363711

Category: Art

Page: 105

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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.
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