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 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

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

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 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

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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

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 Glory of the Page

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.

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: UOM:39015017035653

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 228

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

A History of Illuminated Manuscript

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.

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: 618

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

Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts 1400 1550

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.

Author: Scot McKendrick

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113470509

Category: Design

Page: 159

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"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.
Categories: Design

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

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: 667

Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Byzantine

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

Bibles and Bestiaries

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

Author: Elizabeth B. Wilson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: UOM:39015032237896

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 231

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

Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts

Author: Lilian M. C. Randall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017033856

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 40

View: 160

Categories: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times

Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times

Reproduction of the original: Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times by J. Henry Middleton

Author: J. Henry Middleton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752418354

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 919

Reproduction of the original: Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times by J. Henry Middleton
Categories: Fiction

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

View: 197

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

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