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.

The Illuminated Manuscript

Author: Janet Backhouse

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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.

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 ...

Understanding Illuminated Manscripts  revised

Author: Michelle P. Brown

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606065785

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

The Illuminated Alphabet

50 great initials of the Middle Ages, all with remarkable, ready-to-color illuminations built into them: Biblical scenes, knights, martyrdoms, grotesque animals, geometrical ornament, scenes of war and play, musicians and much else from the ...

The Illuminated Alphabet

Author: Theodore Menten

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486227456

Page: 48

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50 great initials of the Middle Ages, all with remarkable, ready-to-color illuminations built into them: Biblical scenes, knights, martyrdoms, grotesque animals, geometrical ornament, scenes of war and play, musicians and much else from the treasury of medieval manuscript.

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

The Art of the Bible

Author: Scot McKendrick

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500239476

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.

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.

Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J  Paul Getty Museum

Author: Thomas Kren

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606064363

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.

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.

Illuminated Manuscripts Coloring Book

Author: Marty Noble

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486488756

Page: 32

View: 796

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.

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.

The Illuminated Page

Author: Janet Backhouse

Publisher:

ISBN:

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.

Skies of Parchment Seas of Ink

Introduction: for the love of books / Marc Michael Epstein -- The people of the book/books of the people: illuminating the canon / Hartley Lachter and Marc Michael Epstein -- Parchments and palimpsests: scribe, illuminator, patron, audience ...

Skies of Parchment  Seas of Ink

Author: Marc Michael Epstein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691165246

Page: 288

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The love of books in the Jewish tradition extends back over many centuries, and the ways of interpreting those books are as myriad as the traditions themselves. Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink offers the first full survey of Jewish illuminated manuscripts, ranging from their origins in the Middle Ages to the present day. Featuring some of the most beautiful examples of Jewish art of all time—including hand-illustrated versions of the Bible, the Haggadah, the prayer book, marriage documents, and other beloved Jewish texts—the book introduces readers to the history of these manuscripts and their interpretation. Edited by Marc Michael Epstein with contributions from leading experts, this sumptuous volume features a lively and informative text, showing how Jewish aesthetic tastes and iconography overlapped with and diverged from those of Christianity, Islam, and other traditions. Featured manuscripts were commissioned by Jews and produced by Jews and non-Jews over many centuries, and represent Eastern and Western perspectives and the views of both pietistic and liberal communities across the Diaspora, including Europe, Israel, the Middle East, and Africa. Magnificently illustrated with pages from hundreds of manuscripts, many previously unpublished or rarely seen, Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink offers surprising new perspectives on Jewish life, presenting the books of the People of the Book as never before.

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.

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

Author: Thomas Kren

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892369485

Page: 131

View: 407

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."

Western Illuminated Manuscripts

Cambridge University Library's collection of illuminated manuscripts is of international significance.

Western Illuminated Manuscripts

Author: Paul Binski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139500600

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.

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.

Treasures in Heaven

Author: Thomas F. Mathews

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

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.

Toward a Global Middle Ages

Toward a Global Middle Ages is the first publication to examine decorated books produced across the globe during the period traditionally known as medieval.

Toward a Global Middle Ages

Author: Bryan C. Keene

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 160606598X

Page: 296

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This important and overdue book examines illuminated manuscripts and other book arts of the Global Middle Ages. Illuminated manuscripts and illustrated or decorated books—like today’s museums—preserve a rich array of information about how premodern peoples conceived of and perceived the world, its many cultures, and everyone’s place in it. Often a Eurocentric field of study, manuscripts are prisms through which we can glimpse the interconnected global history of humanity. Toward a Global Middle Ages is the first publication to examine decorated books produced across the globe during the period traditionally known as medieval. Through essays and case studies, the volume’s multidisciplinary contributors expand the historiography, chronology, and geography of manuscript studies to embrace a diversity of objects, individuals, narratives, and materials from Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Americas—an approach that both engages with and contributes to the emerging field of scholarly inquiry known as the Global Middle Ages. Featuring 160 color illustrations, this wide-ranging and provocative collection is intended for all who are interested in engaging in a dialogue about how books and other textual objects contributed to world-making strategies from about 400 to 1600.

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.

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

Author: Houghton Library

Publisher: Houghton Library Department of Printing &

ISBN:

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.

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.

The History of Alexander the Great

Author: Scot McKendrick

Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications

ISBN: 9780892363711

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.

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.

Museographs

Author: Caron Caswell Lazar

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456609874

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.

Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts 1475 1550

Between 1475 and 1550 the master illuminators of Flanders produced an array of manuscripts of unparalleled splendour, and this volume offers an opportunity to discover these sumptuous, relatively unknown works of art.

Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts  1475 1550

Author: Staatsmuseum de Hermitage Museum (Sint-Petersburg)

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 223

View: 297

Between 1475 and 1550 the master illuminators of Flanders produced an array of manuscripts of unparalleled splendour, and this volume offers an opportunity to discover these sumptuous, relatively unknown works of art.