Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts


  • 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.
  • The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean De France, Duc De Berry

    By Timothy B. Husband

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300136715
    • 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
  • The Art of the Pen: Calligraphy from the Court of the Emperor Rudolf II

    By Lee Hendrix

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780892366224
    • Publisher: Getty Publications
    • Published: June 2003
    The court of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II produced nothing more amazing than the Mira calligraphiae monumenta, a brilliant demonstration of two arts - calligraphy and miniature painting. The project began when Rudolf's predecessor commissioned the master calligrapher Georg Bocskay to create a model book of calligraphy. A pre-eminent scribe, Bocskay assembled a vast selection of contemporary and historic scripts ranging from the latest Italic and humanist writing to antique Roman and German Gothic. Many were intended not for practical use but for virtuosic display - lines filled with vines, mirror writing, and tiny micrography.Years later, at Rudolf's behest, court artist Joris Hoefnagel filled the spaces on each manuscript page with images of fruit, flowers, insects, and other natural minutiae. The combination of word and image is rare and constitutes one of the marvels of the Central European Renaissance.The manuscript is now in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. A selection from its pages is presented here as testimony to the artistic imagination and skill of its creators.
  • 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
  • Boccaccio's Des cleres et nobles femmes: Systems of Signification in an Illuminated Manuscript

    By Brigitte Buettner

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780295975207
    • Publisher: University of Washington Press
    • Published: October 1996
    Buettner (art, Smith College) provides a detailed examination of the French translation of Boccaccio's illuminated manuscript De Mulieribus Claris , known as the Cleres Femmes . After considering the manuscript as a commercial and cultural object, Buettner provides a semiotics-inspired exploration of the iconography of the 109 miniatures. Includes fine reproductions of the entire cycle in b&w, with four color plates. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
  • 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 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
  • The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript In Trinity College Dublin

    By Bernard Meehan

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780500277904
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: November 1994
    A masterpiece of medieval art, the Book of Kells was created between the 7th and 10th centuries, a period of time when Irish monasticism was in the vanguard ofChristian culture. In the library of Trinity College since the mid-17th century, this edition includes the most important of its fully decorated pages plus a series of enlargements. Accompanied by an illuminating text.117 illus., 110 in color. 95p.
  • The Book of Miracles: 2nd edition

    By TASCHEN Publishing

    Our Price: $49.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783836564144
    • Publisher: Taschen
    • Published: June 2017
  • Byzantinische Miniaturen: Schatze der Buchmalerei vom 4. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert

    By Peter Schreiner

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112206906
    • Publisher: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft
    German text.
  • Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Painting: Book Illumination In the British Isles 600-800

    By Carl Nordenfalk

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807608265
    • Published: January 1977
    Pages from the Book of Kells, the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Durrow are reproduced in this volume, along with pages from other famous illuminated manuscripts thatemerged from monasteries and island workshops. Each of forty eight colorplates is accompanied by commentary. Color illus. 127p. Pap.
  • Ceska Skola Malirska: XI. Veku

    By F.J. Lehner

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111251662
    • Publisher: F.J. Lehner
    • Published: N.D.
  • A Chronicle of The Crusades

    By Thierry Delcourt

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783836554459
    • Publisher: Taschen
    • Published: October 2016