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Alexander, J. J. G. (Jonathan James Graham)

Overview
Works: 247 works in 776 publications in 5 languages and 10,746 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Bibliography  History  Sources  Illustrated works  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Redactor, Commentator
Classifications: ND2920, 745.67
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. J. G Alexander
Medieval illuminators and their methods of work by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who were the medieval illuminators? How were their hand-produced books illustrated and decorated? In this beautiful book Jonathan Alexander 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. Alexander explains that in the early period, Christian monasteries and churches were the main centers for the copying of manuscripts, and so the majority of illuminators were monks working in and for their own monasteries. From the eleventh century, lay scribes and illuminators became increasingly numerous, and by the thirteenth century, professional illuminators dominated the field. During this later period, illuminators were able to travel in search of work and to acquire new ideas, they joined guilds with scribes or with artists in the cities, and their ranks included nuns and secular women. Work was regularly collaborative, and the craft was learned through an apprenticeship system. Alexander carefully analyzes surviving manuscripts and medieval treatises in order to explain the complex and time-consuming technical processes of illumination - its materials, methods, tools, choice of illustration, and execution. From rare surviving contracts, he deduces the preoccupation of patrons with materials and schedules. Illustrating his discussion with examples chosen from religious and secular manuscripts made all over Europe, Alexander recreates the astonishing variety and creativity of medieval illumination. His book will be a standard reference for years to come
Italian Renaissance illuminations by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decorated letter by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an anthology of decorated letters to be found in European manuscripts from the fourth to the fifteenth century" -- Introduction
A book of hours for Engelbert of Nassau, the Bodleian Library, Oxford by Master of Mary of Burgundy( Book )

37 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected pages from Bodleian Library Douce MS 219-220 accompanied by descriptions and commentaries
The Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550 by Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)( Book )

22 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

137 manuscripts, printed books with hand-painted illustrations and single pages are illustrated in full color, ranging from small prayer books to large choir books, and from Greek, Roman, and Italian literature to collections of fables and historical treatises. Many of these volumes were commissioned by powerful wealthy, and discriminating patrons who included members of the ruling Italian families as well as cardinals and popes and many of whom were also prominent bibliophiles. Among other fascinating issues, the mechanics of patronage, patterns of production, and formation of libraries are discussed in three essays and in the catalogue entries - the latter divided into eight thematic sections - written by noted specialists in the history of Renaissance manuscripts and books. And, of course, we are introduced to the artists themselves - their working habits, characteristic styles, and interrelationships
Illuminated manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford by Bodleian Library( Book )

39 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age of chivalry : art in Plantagenet England, 1200-1400 by Paul Binski( Book )

28 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman illumination at Mont St. Michel, 966-1100 by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Italian and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insular manuscripts, 6th to the 9th century by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian manuscripts in the library of Major J.R. Abbey by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected writings by Francis Wormald( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The splendor of the word : medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts at the New York Public Library by New York Public Library( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschriften Cod. 31-32 (Nr. 86, S. 368-371 & Anm. 2) und Cod. 85 (Nr. 6, S. 45-50, bes. S. 49, Anm. 2) der Burgerbibliothek Bern
Illuminated manuscripts in the Oxford College libraries, the University Archives, and the Taylor Institution by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tributes to Jonathan J.G. Alexander : the making and meaning of illuminated Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts, art & architecture( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of manuscripts illuminated in the British Isles( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federico da Montefeltro and his library( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of illuminated manuscript cuttings by England) Wallace Collection (London( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English illuminated manuscripts 700-1500 by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

15 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand la peinture était dans les livres : mélanges en l'honneur de François Avril à l'occasion de la remise du titre de docteur honoris causa de la Freie Universität Berlin by Mara Hofmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interventions prononcées lors d'une journée consacrée à cette personnalité marquante du réseau des conservateurs et historiens de l'art. Elles portent sur les manuscrits enluminés du Moyen Age et mettent en lumière certaines thématiques telles que le trône de grâce, le maître des graduels de San Salvatore de Pavie, le missel d'Alfonso Strozzi de la bibliothèque universitaire de Leipzig
An early Breton gospel book : a ninth-century manuscript from the Collection of H.L. Bradfer-Lawrence, 1887-1965 by Francis Wormald( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Medieval illuminators and their methods of work
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (332)

French (16)

German (14)

Italian (8)

Dutch (3)

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A book of hours for Engelbert of Nassau, the Bodleian Library, OxfordThe Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550The splendor of the word : medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts at the New York Public LibraryTributes to Jonathan J.G. Alexander : the making and meaning of illuminated Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts, art & architectureA survey of manuscripts illuminated in the British IslesQuand la peinture était dans les livres : mélanges en l'honneur de François Avril à l'occasion de la remise du titre de docteur honoris causa de la Freie Universität BerlinTributes to Jonathan J.G. Alexander : making and meaning in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance