Illuminated Manuscripts


Author: Tamara Woronowa,Andrej Sterligow
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1781608652
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.

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Illuminated Manuscripts

German Language Edition
Author: Thomas Kren,Elizabeth C. Teviotdale,Adam S. Cohen,Kurtis Barstow
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892364521
Category: Art
Page: 128
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The Getty Museum’s collection of illuminated manuscripts, featured in this German-language book, comprises masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art. Dating from the tenth to the sixteenth century, they were produced in France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, and the eastern Mediterranean. Among the highlights are four Ottonian manuscripts, Romanesque treasures from Germany, Italy, and France, an English Gothic Apocalypse, and late medieval manuscripts painted by such masters as Jean Fouquet, Girolamo da Cremona, Simon Marmion, and Joris Hoefnagel. Included are glistening liturgical books, intimate and touching devotional books for private use, books of the Bible, lively histories by Giovanni Boccaccio and Jean Froissart, and a breathtaking Model Book of Calligraphy.

Western Illuminated Manuscripts

A Catalogue of the Collection in Cambridge University Library
Author: Paul Binski,Patrick Zutshi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139500600
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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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.

The Christmas Story in Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts


Author: Karl Kup
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christmas
Page: 29
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Illuminated Manuscripts


Author: Richard Hayman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1784422355
Category: Art
Page: 64
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Illuminated manuscripts are among the most beautiful, precious and mysterious works of Western art. Before the printing press was invented, books were produced by hand and their illustration using brightly coloured pigments and gold embellishments was a labour of love and an act of piety in itself. The results are stunning. The works emanating from the scriptoria of monasteries were mainly religious texts, including illuminated bibles, psalters, and works for private devotion known as books of hours. Illuminated Manuscripts describes the origin and history of illumination in the Middle Ages, covering the artists and their techniques, and the patrons who commissioned them. It explains the subject matter found in medieval works, such as saints and Bible stories and the use of ornamental flourishes, and is illustrated with many fine examples of the genre including the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells.

A history of illuminated manuscripts


Author: Christopher De Hamel
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
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

Bibles and Bestiaries

A Guide to Illuminated Manuscripts
Author: Elizabeth B. Wilson,Pierpont Morgan Library
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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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

Flemish illuminated manuscripts, 1400-1550


Author: Scot McKendrick
Publisher: British Library Board
ISBN: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 159
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The period from 1400 to 1550 was a glorious era for European manuscript painting. Even after Gutenberg's invention of movable-type printing in around 1450, the demand for luxurious illuminated manuscripts continued well into the 16th century, with the leading studios in Italy, France and Flanders producing some of the finest works of art of the period. The British Library's fine collection of 15th- and 16th-century manuscripts contains some of the outstanding surviving works from Flanders. Examples from the last great epoch of Flemish illumination, c.1475-1550, include the work of most of the major illuminators active after 1470 and an extensive holding of manuscript paintings by Simon Bening, one of the great Flemish book painters. This book contains over 140 reproductions of manuscript paintings from this rich tradition, selected and with an introduction by one of the British Library's expert curators, Scot McKendrick. The book offers an unparalleled opportunity to see a wide range of examples from these precious manuscripts, many of which will never have been seen before. The book will have great visual appeal for those unfamiliar with the subject, as well as providing an excellent source of reference to specialists.

Illuminated Manuscripts

Their Origin, History and Characteristics
Author: Edward Quaile
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books of hours
Page: 149
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Illuminated Manuscripts

Masterpieces in Miniature : Highlights from the Collection of the Walters Art Gallery
Author: Lilian M. C. Randall,Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts
Page: 40
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Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Isles

A Catalogue Raisonné
Author: Bezalel Narkiss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Jewish
Page: 500
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Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts of the Book of Job

A Preliminary Study of the Miniature Illustrations, Its Origin and Development
Author: Stella Papadaki-Oekland
Publisher: Brepols Pub
ISBN: 9782503532325
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

Illuminated Manuscripts from the Library of Matthias Corvinus


Author: Ilona Berkovits
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts
Page: 147
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The Illuminated Manuscript


Author: Janet Backhouse
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714824680
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.

Museographs

Illuminated Manuscripts
Author: Caron Caswell Lazar
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456609874
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.

Specimens of Illuminated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages, from the Sixth to the Sixteenth Century

A Series of Twelve Plates from Richly Illuminated Manuscripts, Executed in Exact Imitation of the Originals
Author: Henry Noel Humphreys
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Miniature painting
Page: 6
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An Exhibition of Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula, January 16th to February 10th, 1943


Author: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 30
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A History of Illuminated Manuscript


Author: Christopher De Hamel
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714834521
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.

Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts: edited by E. G. Millar


Author: British Museum. Department of Manuscripts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts
Page: N.A
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