Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of Work

Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of Work

by Jonathan J. G. Alexander, Jonathan J. Alexander
     
 

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In this beautiful book Jonathan Alexander surveys European manuscript illumination from the fourth to the sixteenth century. Illustrating his discussion with examples chosen from all over Europe, he discusses the social and historical context of the illuminators' lives, considers their methods of work, and shows the range and nature of the visual sources and the…  See more details below

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In this beautiful book Jonathan Alexander surveys European manuscript illumination from the fourth to the sixteenth century. Illustrating his discussion with examples chosen from all over Europe, he discusses the social and historical context of the illuminators' lives, considers their methods of work, and shows the range and nature of the visual sources and the ways in which they were adapted, copied, or created anew.

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In this beautifully produced and illustrated volume (247 illustrations, about 30 in color, including a number of full-page plates) Alexander (art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York) presents a survey of manuscript illumination throughout Europe from the fourth to the sixteenth century. He discusses the social and historical context of the illuminators' lives, considers their methods of work, and presents a series of case studies to show the range and nature of the visual sources and the ways in which they were adapted, copied, or created anew. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780300056891
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/23/1992
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
8.83(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.94(d)

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