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.
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Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink

Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts

Author: Marc Michael Epstein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691165246

Category: Art

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.
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Western Illuminated Manuscripts

A Catalogue of Works in the National Art Library from the Eleventh to the Early Twentieth Century, with a Complete Account of the George Reid Collection

Author: National Art Library (Great Britain),Rowan Watson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 1322

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An Illustrated Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Illuminated Manuscripts, Specimens of Fine Old and Modern Bindings, &c

With Descriptions, Sale Prices, and Bibliographical Notes. Seven Coloured Plates, and Six Hundred and Seventy-six Reproductions of Portraits, Frontispieces, Plates, and Old and Modern Bookbindings. Offered for Sale, at the Prices Affixed, by Pickering & Chatto

Author: Pickering & Chatto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bookbinding

Page: 712

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