The Art of the Book available in Hardcover
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- Liverpool University Press
This collection of articles, by scholars with established reputations in the field, focuses on medieval books designed for use in Christian worship, both public and private. Examples are drawn from French, Italian and Dutch work of the fourteenth to the early sixteenth centuries. The contributors explore the various ways in which text and imagery complement and re-enforce one another, and the importance of music and chant is also addressed. The interdisciplinary focus ensures this title will be of wide interest to scholars in many different fields.
About the Author
Margaret Manion is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne. Her publications include a facsimile edition of The Wharncliffe Hours (Thames & Hudson); Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts in Australian Collections (with Vera F. Vines) (Thames & Hudson); Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in New Zealand (with Vera F. Vines and C. de Hamel). Bernard Muir is Reader in Medieval Language and Literature in the English Department at the University of Melbourne. His publications include The Exeter Anthology of Old English Poetry (Exeter); A Pre-Conquest English Prayerbook (Boydell).
Table of Contents
Introduction, Margaret M Manion; The Early Insular Prayerbook Tradition and the Development of the Book of Hours, Bernard J. Muir; Women, Art and Devotion: Three French Fourteenth-Century Royal Prayerbooks, Margaret M Manion; Books for a Dominican Nuns' Choir: Illustrated Liturgical Manuscripts at Saint-Louis de Poissy, c.1300-50, Joan Naughton (Research Fellow, Department of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne); The Illustrated Office of the Passion in Italian Books of Hours,
Bronwyn C. Stocks (Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne); An Unusual Image of the Assumption in a Fourteenth-Century Dominican Choirbook, Margaret M Manion; The Dominican Liturgy of the Assumption: Texts and Music for the Divine Office, John Stinson (Senior Lecturer in Musicology, La Trobe University); A Centre for Devotional and Liturgical Manuscript Illumination in Fifteenth-Century Besancon, Vera F. Vines (Research Associate, Department of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne);
The Master of Jacques de Besancon and a Fifteenth-Century Parisian Missal, Hilary Maddocks (Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, La Trobe University); Marginalised Jewels: The Depiction of Jewellery in the Borders of Flemish Devotional Manuscripts, Kate Challis (Doctoral candidate, Department of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne);
Devotional Objects in Book Format:
Diptychs in the Collection of Margaret of Austria and her Family,
Dagmar Eichberger (Senior Research Fellow in Medieval and Netherlandish Art History, University of Saarlandes, Saarbrücken)