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Illuminated manuscripts in classical and medieval times : their art and their technique.
Middleton, J. H. (John Henry), 1846-1896.
imprint
Cambridge : University press, 1892.
description
xxiv, 270 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
9780521157926 (digitally printed version)
format(s)
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imprint
Cambridge : University press, 1892.
isbn
9780521157926 (digitally printed version)
general note
"Books on illuminated mss.": p. xvii-xix.
local note
ROBA copy is a digitally printed version, 2010.
catalogue key
3509479
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Summaries
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This volume provides an account of manuscript illumination from classical times to the 16th century, when the invention of printing began to put an end to the use of manuscripts. The text contains a historical sketch of the growth and development of manuscript illumination and the technical procedures involved.
Description for Bookstore
This 1892 volume provides an account of manuscript illumination from Classical times to the sixteenth century, when the invention of printing began to put an end to the use of manuscripts. The text contains a historical sketch of the growth and development of manuscript illumination and the technical procedures involved.
Main Description
Originally published in 1892, this volume provides a general account of the various aspects of manuscript illumination from Classical times to the sixteenth century, when the invention of printing gradually began to put an end to the use of manuscripts. The text contains a historical sketch of the growth and development of various styles of manuscript illumination and the chief technical procedures involved, such as the highly labour-intensive process of applying gold leaf. Numerous illustrative examples are also provided. This is a beautifully presented book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in manuscripts and the history of art.
Table of Contents
Preface and abbreviations
List of illustrations
Classical manuscripts written with a stilus
Classical manuscripts written with a pen and ink
Classical illuminated manuscripts
Byzantine manuscripts
Manuscripts of the Carolingian period
The Celtic school of manuscripts
The Anglo-Saxon school of manuscripts
The Anglo-Norman school
French manuscripts
Printed books with painted illustrations
Illuminated manuscripts of the Teutonic school after the tenth century
The illuminated manuscripts of Italy and Spain
The writers of illuminated manuscripts
The materials and technical processes of the illuminator
The materials and technical processes of the illuminator (continued)
The bindings of manuscripts
Appendix
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