Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts

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  • An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II

    By Getty Museum

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780892364718
    • Publisher: Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum
    • Published: July 1997
    This work contains the thirty-eight pages from the Mira codex that display Joris Hoefnagel's virtuosity in decorating the alphabets with symbols and heraldic objects - masks, animals, plants,obelisks - to convey the power and greatness of the emperor. Illus., 40 in color.
  • Armenian Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery

    By Sirarpie Der Nersessian

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111152433
    • Publisher: Walters Art Gallery
    • Published: 1973
  • The Art of Illumination: An Anthology of Manuscripts from the Sixth to the Sixteenth Century

    By Paolo D'Ancona

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780714813509
    • Publisher: Phaidon
    • Published: September 1969
  • The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean De France, Duc De Berry

    By Timothy B. Husband

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300136715
    • Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: January 2009
    One of the most lavishly illustrated codices of the Middle Ages, the Belles Heures (1405–1408/9) is the only manuscript executed in its entirety by the famed Limbourg brothers. Commissioned by its magisterial patron, Jean de France, duc de Berry, this richly illuminated Book of Hours, intended for private devotion and now housed in The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum, counted among the duke’s large collection of prized possessions. The luminous scenes depicting the legends of the saints, the Hours of the Virgin, and the like, many with elaborately designed borders, exemplify the transcendent splendor of the Limbourg brothers’ talents.
  • The Art of the Bible: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Medieval World

    By Scot McKendrick

    Our Price: $57.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500239476
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: November 2016
  • Bedford Hours: The Making of a Medieval Masterpiece

    By Eberhard Konig

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780712349789
    • Publisher: THE BRITISH LIBRARY
    • Published: October 2007
    The Bedford Hours is considered by many to be the most sumptuous Book of Hours ever created by an illuminator's hand—as well as one of the greatest treasures possessed by the British Library. It once belonged to John, Duke of Bedford, who was the younger brother of King Henry V and regent of France from 1422 until his death in 1435. Its 1,250 elaborate medallions, thirty-eight large-scale miniatures, and extensive brush gold, gold leaf, and silver decorations are extravagant enough to make it one of the most precious manuscripts of its period. Known only as the Bedford Master, the artist behind the manuscript was among the most prolific painters of his day, though his identity has long remained a mystery. The Bedford Hours: A Medieval Masterpiece presents superb and luminous illustrations of the manuscript—seldom available in print—alongside the engrossing tale behind its creation. Eberhard König's account of the creation of the Bedford Hours unfolds toward a number of startlingly original and unexpected conclusions, spurred by extraordinary detective work following the smallest of clues, and culminating a strong conjecture as to the identity of the Bedford Master—Haincelin of Haguenau, an artist who became an illuminator to the dauphin Louis de Guyenne, one of the figures most associated with the major illuminated manuscripts in which the Bedford Master had a hand. This remarkable story and the sixty rich color illustrations that accompany it help to make The Bedford Hours an unforgettable account of the creation of one of our most remarkable medieval masterpieces.
  • The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry

    By Millard Meiss

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780807607503
    • Publisher: George Braziller
    • Published: October 1974
  • The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry Prince of France

    By James J. Rorimer

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299172609
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Museumof Art
    • Published: 1958
  • Bibliotheca Corviniana : The Library of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary

    By Csaba Csapodi

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789631311839
    • Publisher: MAGYAR HELIKON
    • Published: January 1981
  • The Book of Bibles

    By Stephan Fussel

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783836559133
    • Publisher: Taschen
    • Published: March 2016
    Let there be light: Medieval bible manuscripts in impeccable reproduction In the beginning was the word, and in the Middle Ages were kings, princes, and high-ranking religious members whose wealth and influence produced illustrated bibles of extraordinary craftsmanship.This Bibliotheca Universalis edition brings together 50 of the finest medieval bible manuscripts from the Austrian National Library. With examples from every epoch of the Middle Ages, the collection explores visualizations of the bible in various theological and historical contexts. In impeccable reproduction quality, these stunning images may be appreciated as much as art historical treasures as they are important religious artefacts.Texts by Andreas Fingernagel, Stephan Füssel, Christian Gastgeber, and a team of 15 scientific authors describe each manuscript in detail, exploring both the evolution of the Bible and the medieval understanding of history. A glossary of important terms is also included so that those not versed in bible history can enjoy the texts as well. About the series:Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm’s delight — never bore, always excite!
  • The Book of Kells

    By Ben Mackworth-Praed

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781858910048
    • Publisher: Time-Life
    • Published: July 1993
  • The Book of Kells

    By Edward Sullivan

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781851700356
    • Publisher: Studio Editions
    • Published: January 1927
    138 One of the most stunning and sumptuous artifacts to emerge from the Middle Ages, the Book of Kells has fascinated generations of scholars and artists with its byzantine intricacies, brilliant colors, and simpleportraiture. This beautifully illustrated edition includes Sir Edward Sullivan's incisive and justly famous commentary. Illus.
  • The Book of Kells

    By Edward Sullivan

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499497717
    • Publisher: The Studio Publications
    • Published: 1952
  • The Book of Kells

    By Bernard Meehan

    Our Price: $95.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500238943
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: October 2012
    Provides 110 color illustrations from the original Book of Kells, and discusses the background of the book and its motifs and themes
  • Book of Kells

    By Iain Zaczek

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781855853126
    • Publisher: PARKGATE BOOKS
    • Published: January 1997
    Proclaiming both the majesty and sanctity of the Gospels, the spectacular quality of the illuminations presented hereconvey dazzling displays of spirals, interlacing & knotworkaccompanying fabulous creatures and magnificentlynaturalistic representations of themes central to the religious life of this ancient era. Color illus. 96p.

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