The Saint John's Bible: Gospel and Acts, Volume One

The Saint John's Bible: Gospel and Acts, Volume One

by Donald Jackson
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The Saint John's Bible: Gospel and Acts, Volume One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent depiction of an illuminated manuscript. Usually reproductions are fuzzy or dark and the gold does not show up well, but here they printed it well. You can see the fine detail and it shines well. They have clearly done their homework and it is an excellently printed work. As for the manuscript itself, considering the amount of work put into it, all of the scribes, illuminators and other illustrators and the research done by the Monastery, and the use of computers in the design of the project, it is a done well. I was disappointed that they only had 25 illuminations for the Gospels and Acts, given the time and the number of people working on this project, but they are just beginners so we should cut them some slack. Christopher Calderhead¿s Book, on the making of the Saint Johns Bible should be bought with this one to explain what they did and how they were doing it. If you can pick up Christopher De Hamel's books 'Illuminated manuscripts' and especially, 'The Book, A History of the Bible', both published by Phaidon, and 'Painted Prayers' by the Morgan Library, these books are excellent sources of illuminated manuscripts. These books have excellent reproductions and are your best bet short of actually seeing the manuscripts themselves. I am James Pepper and my illuminated manuscripts of the Bible are currently on display at the Museum of Biblical Arts in Dallas Texas. I have done this type of work on this scale for over 17 years, completing a New Testament in 1995 and I am currently working on a very ornate set of Gospels all by hand, without the use of computers. Since 2001 I have written 515 pages of the Gospels, with over 160 illuminations and hundreds of drawings, all by myself. I have about 1500 pages of the Bible completed and I recommend that you buy this Book. It is a great project.
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