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

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

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.
Categories: Art

Museographs

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.

Author: Caron Caswell Lazar

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456609870

Category: Art

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.
Categories: Art

The Illuminated Manuscript

The Illuminated Manuscript

Author: University of California, Berkeley

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:29698268

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval

Page: 70

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Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval

Illuminated Manuscript Production in Medieval Iceland

Illuminated Manuscript Production in Medieval Iceland

This book examines a cultural revolution that took place in the Scandinavian artistic landscape during the medieval period.

Author: Stefan Drechsler

Publisher:

ISBN: 2503589022

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Icelandic

Page: 275

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This book examines a cultural revolution that took place in the Scandinavian artistic landscape during the medieval period. Within just one generation (c. 1340?1400), the Augustinian monastery of Helgafell became the most important centre of illuminated manuscript production in western Iceland. By conducting interdisciplinary research that combines methodologies and sources from the fields of Art History, Old Norse-Icelandic manuscript studies, codicology, and Scandinavian history, this book explores both the illuminated manuscripts produced at Helgafell and the cultural and historical setting of the manuscript production.00Equally, the book explores the broader European contexts of manuscript production at Helgafell, comparing the similar domestic artistic monuments and relevant historical evidence of Norwich and surrounding East Anglia in England, northern France, and the region between Bergen and Trondheim in western Norway. The book proposes that most of these workshops are related to ecclesiastical networks, as well as secular trade in the North Sea, which became an important economic factor to western Icelandic society in the fourteenth century. The book thereby contributes to a new and multidisciplinary area of research that studies not only one but several European cultures in relation to similar domestic artistic monuments and relevant historical evidence. It offers a detailed account of this cultural site in relation to its scribal and artistic connections with other ecclesiastical and secular scriptoria in the broader North Atlantic region.
Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Icelandic

Royal Manuscripts

Royal Manuscripts

Over 150 examples from this exceptional collection are presented in this catalog, which accompanies a major British Library exhibition of the same name.

Author: Scot McKendrick

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: 0712358161

Category: Art

Page: 448

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Illuminated manuscripts collected by successive kings and queens of England form the heart of a unique and visually stunning collection held by the British Library. A key figure in the formation of this collection was King Edward IV (1461–83), who commissioned a number of luxury manuscripts decorated with his arms. Subsequent monarchs added to this library, which was given to the nation by George II in 1757. Over 150 examples from this exceptional collection are presented in this catalog, which accompanies a major British Library exhibition of the same name. These manuscripts contain paintings produced by some of the finest artists of the Middle Ages. Highlights include the Book of Hours, made for Henry VIII's great grandmother, Margaret Beauch& Henry VIII's Psalter, commissioned and annotated by the king himself; maps of an itinerary from London to Apulia and to the Holy Land; and the Shrewsbury book, presented to Margaret of Anjou on her marriage to Henry VI in 1445. The catalog features full-page illustrations from each manuscript included in the exhibition, as well as three illustrated essays which explore the wider history and context of this unique collection. Written by the curators of the exhibition, along with contributions from several experts in the field, Royal Manuscripts will be a much-heralded event for scholars and collectors seeking to better understand the lives and aspirations of those for whom these stunning artifacts were made.
Categories: Art

Necessary Luxury the Illuminated Manuscript at the French Courts C 1460 1515

Necessary Luxury  the Illuminated Manuscript at the French Courts  C  1460 1515

In this complex and uncertain moment in French royal history and in the history of the book, manuscripts became implicated in the conception of the idealized stability of the medieval past, functioned as repositories for aristocratic ...

Author: Larisa A. Grollemond

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:970618490

Category:

Page: 882

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This dissertation examines several aspects of late medieval manuscript culture at the French courts to provide an account of the material and ideological significance of the manuscript book during a time of major political and artistic restructuring. It addresses how royal and aristocratic patrons negotiated the political transitions of the age in visual and material ways. It establishes that any discussion of late medieval manuscripts must consider the other media with which they interacted, particularly exchange with print, which was mobilized for specific political and artistic purposes and only within the frameworks of courtly taste and patronage. In this complex and uncertain moment in French royal history and in the history of the book, manuscripts became implicated in the conception of the idealized stability of the medieval past, functioned as repositories for aristocratic identity, and stood as objects of collective memory—a status maintained well into the sixteenth century.
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The Book of Thel Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake

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.

Author: William Blake

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788074844058

Category: Poetry

Page: 2

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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.
Categories: Poetry

Pictorial Invention in the Netherlandish Manuscript Illumination of the Late Middle Ages

Pictorial Invention in the Netherlandish Manuscript Illumination of the Late Middle Ages

In this book, James H. Marrow discusses prominent features of many of the most exuberant illuminated manuscripts created by leading Flemish illuminators of the 15th and the 16th centuries, considering both the playful ways in which the ...

Author: James H. Marrow

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: UOM:39015062463909

Category: History

Page: 54

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Hand-painted books produced in the Low Countries during the late Middle Ages are dazzingly inventive, widely admired both in their own time and today. The makers of Flemish illuminated manuscripts experimented, sometimes flamboyantly, with all aspects of their design, manipulating elements of their format, layout, script, decoration and illustration in radically new and challenging ways. In this book, James H. Marrow discusses prominent features of many of the most exuberant illuminated manuscripts created by leading Flemish illuminators of the 15th and the 16th centuries, considering both the playful ways in which the makers of these books reconfigured their design and the ways they exploited these innovations to define and convey the meaning of their contents more effectively. Marrow considers how the designers of these manuscripts broke down the barriers between the different components of the book; how the shapes of some manuscripts became a kind of image; how script sometimes became decoration or one of several illusionistically treated elements or fields on the page; and how decoration and illustration were intermixed in diverse, witty, and provocative fashions. In this final stage in the evolution of the medieval book, leading Flemish illuminators fundamentally changed the structural dynamics of the page, enlarging its fields of visual and pictorial interest and exploiting novel juxtapositions of subject matter and scale, of viewpoint and different kinds of illusionism, to guide viewers beyond the here-and-now, to evoke multiple and alternative levels of truth, and to effect profound transformations of understanding. This is an incisive study of the course of these developments in the Low Countries and of some of the important ways in which they engaged issues central to the function of the visual arts.
Categories: History

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts

What is a breviary? What is an antiphonal? What is an incipit? This illustrated book offers definitions of the techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts.

Author: Michelle P. Brown

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015037851170

Category: Design

Page: 127

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What is a breviary? What is an antiphonal? What is an incipit? This illustrated book offers definitions of the techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms. Included are numerous illustrations drawn from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and The British Library.
Categories: Design

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE With Illuminated Manuscript

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.

Author: William Blake

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027233205

Category: Art

Page: 15

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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.
Categories: Art

Sealed in Parchment

Sealed in Parchment

The forty-four surviving manuscripts of his work (ten of them illuminated) pose a number of questions about who used these books and in what way.

Author: Sandra Hindman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226341550

Category: Architecture

Page: 225

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Chretien de Troyes was France's great medieval poet—inventor of the genre of courtly romance and popularizer of the Arthurian legend. The forty-four surviving manuscripts of his work (ten of them illuminated) pose a number of questions about who used these books and in what way. In Sealed in Parchment, Sandra Hindman scrutinizes both text and images to reveal what the manuscripts can tell us about medieval society and politics.
Categories: Architecture

Das Buch von Lindisfarne

Das Buch von Lindisfarne

The videocassette, relating how the Lindisfarne Gospels were written and illuminated ca.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 3856720863

Category: Bible

Page: 518

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The videocassette, relating how the Lindisfarne Gospels were written and illuminated ca. AD 698 by the monk Eadfrith (afterwards Bishop of Lindisfarne), has detailed close-ups of the manuscript's pages and also includes location footage from Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands, Durham Cathedral, Chester Le Street and Jarrow.
Categories: Bible

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

The Medieval Manuscript Book

The Medieval Manuscript Book

This book situates the medieval manuscript within its cultural contexts, with chapters by experts in bibliographical and theoretical approaches to manuscript study.

Author: Michael Johnston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107066199

Category: History

Page: 320

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Situates the medieval manuscript within its cultural contexts, with chapters by experts in bibliographical and theoretical approaches to manuscript study.
Categories: History