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.
  • Animating the Letter: The Figurative Embodiment of Writing from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance

    By Laura Kendrick

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780814208229
    • Published: November 1999
    Study of medieval illuminated manuscripts.
  • Apocalypse Illuminated: The Visual Exegesis of Revelation in Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts

    By Richard K. Emmerson

    Our Price: $59.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780271078656
    • Publisher: Penn State University Press
    • Published: February 2018
  • The Art of Allusion: Illuminators and the Making of English Literature, 1403-1476

    By Sonja Drimmer

    Our Price: $59.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812250497
    • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
    • Published: November 2018
  • The Art of Illuminated Manuscripts: Illustrated Sacred Writings

    By J.O. Westwood

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517662960
    • Publisher: Arch Cape Press
    • Published: August 1988
  • 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
  • Art of the Illuminated Manuscript

    By David M. Robb

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780498011184
    • Publisher: A.S. Barnes and CO.
    • Published: June 1974
  • 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

    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
  • Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections

    By Jeffrey F Hamburger

    Our Price: $85.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781892850263
    • Publisher: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
    • Published: October 2016
  • Biblia Pauperum

    By Elizabeth Soltesz

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199739353
    • Publisher: Corvina Press
    • Published: 1967
    Facsimile edition of the forty-leaf blockbook in the library of the Esztergom Cathedral.
  • Boccaccio's Des cleres et nobles femmes: Systems of Signification in an Illuminated Manuscript

    By Brigitte Buettner

    Our Price: $12.50
    • 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.
  • Book Illumination In the Middle Ages

    By Otto Pacht

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781872501765
    • Published: April 1986
  • The Book of Bibles

    By Stephan Fussel

    Our Price: $20.00
    • 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!