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

A History of Illuminated Manuscript

A History of Illuminated Manuscript

Author: Christopher De Hamel

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714834528

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 956

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

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 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: 926

Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Byzantine

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

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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.
Categories: Art

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
Categories: Art

Russian Illuminated Manuscripts

Russian Illuminated Manuscripts

Examines the artistic style of the illuminated manuscripts produced in Russia from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries

Author: Olʹga Sigismundovna Popova

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500273103

Category: Icons, Russian

Page: 30

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Examines the artistic style of the illuminated manuscripts produced in Russia from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries
Categories: Icons, Russian

An Enquiry Into the Art of the Illuminated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages

An Enquiry Into the Art of the Illuminated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages

Celtic illuminated manuscripts Johan Adolf Bruun. page of the Gospel , with
ornamental capital and border work . St . Matthew I , 18 is marked by special
decoration of the same nature as the ordinary initial page ; and in addition to
these there ...

Author: Johan Adolf Bruun

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:AR62854445

Category: Bible

Page: 86

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Categories: Bible

Colour

Colour

The majority of the exhibits are from the Museum's collection and the main focus is on Western European illumination, but examples of Byzantine, Armenian, Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts are also included.

Author: Stella Panayotova

Publisher: Studies in Medieval and Early

ISBN: 1909400572

Category: Art

Page: 420

View: 149

Of all the early medieval and Renaissance arts--from sculptures, ivories, frescoes, stained glass to easel and wall paintings--it is manuscript illumination, protected between its pages, that has been able to preserve the best evidence for experiencing the dazzling effects that the gold, silver and original glowing colours these objects would have had on earlier spectators. The focus therefore of this exciting and innovative exhibition is on COLOUR: it demonstrates and explains the acquisition and chemistry of pigments, the basic materials and constitution of the artist's colour palette, the technique and art of their application by the illuminator, and finally the understanding and aesthetic impact on the viewer.
Categories: Art

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.
Categories: Art

The Illustrated Book

The Illustrated Book

Author: H.P. Kraus (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4226119

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 90

View: 446

Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts

A History of Book Illustration

A History of Book Illustration

Author: David Bland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005603678

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 448

View: 304

Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts

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

The Illuminated Manuscripts in the Library of the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge

The Illuminated Manuscripts in the Library of the Fitzwilliam Museum  Cambridge

Kirchhoff also gives the names of several booksellers who supplied Louis duke of
Orleans ( in 1394 – 97 ) , and John duke of Berry ( in 1405 — 12 ) , with
illuminated manuscripts . Ferd . Denis ( Hist . de l ' Ornementation des Manuscrits
, 8vo ...

Author: Fitzwilliam Museum. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z224691205

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 195

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Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts

Flourishing of the illuminated manuscript art in Provence and Catalonia, strongly
influenced by oriental taste (Lo Breviari d'amor). In Italy, the illuminated
manuscripts of Bologna are done according to the teaching of Giotto: coloured
tints, ...

Author: Tamara Woronowa

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781781608654

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 457

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

illuminated manuscripts

In the earlier centuries of Christianity, when liturgical books were the chief
occupation of the illuminator, it will need little pointing out to demonstrate that the
page of the illuminated manuscript, where it contained more than the mere
ornamental ...

Author: Ruth Finnegan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291777284

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 290

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Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts

13th Century: 14th Century: 15th Century: 16th Century: The French illuminated
manuscripts set the laws of the Gothic style for the whole Western world. Keen
interest on architectural forms, brights colours (blue, red, white), quest for the ...

Author: Jp. A. Calosse

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781780420882

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 641

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: Art

A Lecture on some of the most characteristic features of Illuminated Manuscripts from the VIII to the XVIII century To which is added a second lecture on the materials and practice of illuminators with biographical notices illustrative of the art of illumination

A Lecture on some of the most characteristic features of Illuminated Manuscripts from the VIII  to the XVIII  century      To which is added  a second lecture on the materials and practice of illuminators  with biographical     notices illustrative of the art of illumination

Illustrated by Twenty Fac - simile Plates of Writing and Illuminations executed by
G. F. Storm . 4to . Archæologia , Vol . XXVI . Plates IV - xxiv . Pages 47-214 .
Remarks on Alchuine's Bible in The British Museum , and on other Manuscript
Bibles ...

Author: Richard THOMSON (Librarian of the London Institution.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018371546

Category:

Page: 138

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