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.

Opus maius

Author: Roger Bacon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451287121

Category: Ethics

Page: 200

View: 1773


Catalogue of the ... Library of the Late W.S.H.

Containing ... Rare English Chronocles; Fine Works on English Topography & History ... Illuminated Manuscripts ... Works on Angling ...

Author: William Simonds Higgs

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library catalogs

Page: 32

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The art of illuminated manuscripts

illustrated sacred writings : being a series of illustrations of the ancient versions of the Bible, copied from illuminated manuscripts, executed between the fourth and sixteenth centuries

Author: John Obadiah Westwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851701773

Category: Bible

Page: 189

View: 795


A History of the British Museum Library, 1753-1973

Author: Philip Rowland Harris

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: 9780712345620

Category: History

Page: 833

View: 1740

Designed to coincide with the move to St Pancras in 1998, this is a comprehensive history of the British Museum Library, an institution regarded as a repository of knowledge and a cornerstone of scholarship. It deals with the growth of the Library from the 18th century to 1973, when the British Library absorbed the old British Museum Library.

Das buch von neun felsen

Author: Rulman Merswin,Heinrich Seuse

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mysticism

Page: 147

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Die Sionpilger

Author: Félix Fabri,Wieland Carls

Publisher: Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH &


Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

Page: 596

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