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Masterpieces of Illuminated Letters and Borders (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
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Masterpieces of Illuminated Letters and Borders (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

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by W. R. Tymms, M. D. Wyatt
     
 

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More than 350 decorative designs in this impressive collection, including 256 letters, display the glories of extant medieval manuscripts. Exceptionally rare letters and borders that once enhanced medieval bibles and other rare manuscripts are ornamented with exquisite florals, gem-like geometrics, curvilinear motifs interwoven with religious figures, and superb

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More than 350 decorative designs in this impressive collection, including 256 letters, display the glories of extant medieval manuscripts. Exceptionally rare letters and borders that once enhanced medieval bibles and other rare manuscripts are ornamented with exquisite florals, gem-like geometrics, curvilinear motifs interwoven with religious figures, and superb embellishments.
Comprising a practical archive of usable lettering for artists and craftworkers alike, this impressive collection also provides medievalists with a wonderful glimpse of the ancient art of manuscript illumination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486447841
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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Masterpieces of Illuminated Letters and Borders 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Landbyceramics More than 1 year ago
It's a great source of inspiration for me! Illustrations are of high quality, selectlion of images is very wide. Illuminated letters are provided with lots of detail. One of the best books I had purchased recently