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Works: 11,289 works in 18,119 publications in 3 languages and 172,837 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Catalogs  Comparative studies  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sermons  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Biography  Bibliography 
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Classifications: N5963, 709.02
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The image of the world : 20 centuries of world maps by Peter Whitfield( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding individual examples, discussing the maps and their makers in relation to their age and placing them within the context of the wider history of ideas
Early medieval art, with illustrations from the British Museum and British Library collections by Ernst Kitzinger( Book )

14 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval dress & fashion by Margaret Scott( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As dress historian Margaret Scott demonstrates in this book, manuscripts provide a window on to the changing fashions and dress of the medieval world, and she unravels the messages about rank, aspirations, beliefs and occupations encoded in the images. Her authoritative text is accompanied by illustrations showing the range of dress styles worn in the Middle Ages in England and much of Europe, and across the social classes from princes to paupers. One can clearly see the elaborate dress style of the monarchy and aristocracy, often richly patterned and adorned with jewels and fur, reflecting the status of the wearer or patron. But the author also explores the dress of other classes and occupations, which provides equally important information about everyday life and times in the Middle Ages, such as the patterns of work, the climate and the functional uses of clothing." "Medieval Dress and Fashion is a historical resource that will prove invaluable to art historians, costume designers and all those interested in this colourful period."--Jacket
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4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The print in Germany, 1880-1933 : the age of expressionism : prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by Frances Carey( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum with a section of illustrated books from the British Library by David Paisey. Met afbeeldingen van: Max Klinger, Käthe Kollwitz, Max Liebermann, Heinrich Vogeler, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Lovis Corinth, Ernst Barlach, Christian Rohlfs, Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde, Oskar Kokoschka, Franz Marc, August Macke, Vasily Kandinsky, Ludwig Meidner, Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Otto Dix, Bernard Kretzschmar, Karl Hubbuch, Johannes Itten, Lyonel Feininger, Gerhard Marcks, Paul Klee, Georg Muche, Lothar Schreyer, Oskar Schlemmer, Kurt Schwitters, El Lissitzky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Rolf Nesch
The Golden age of Anglo-Saxon art, 966-1066 by Janet Backhouse( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance painting in manuscripts : treasures from the British Library by Janet Backhouse( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illuminated page : ten centuries of manuscript painting in the British Library by Janet Backhouse( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Library boasts the world's finest collection of medieval manuscripts, due largely to the interest and enterprise of individual bibliophiles and connoisseurs over several centuries whose libraries have made their way, by a variety of routes, into the national collection. The manuscripts featured in this book range in date from the 7th to the 17th century, embrace both devotional and secular material, and span a geographical area bounded by the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the east and the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria in the north-west. Some of them, such as the Luttrell Psalter or the Bedford Hours, are already well-known but the majority remain unfamiliar to the general public. Most of the subjects chosen are reproduced here in colour for the first time
Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language by David Crystal( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English is spoken or written today by one-third of the world's population--an unprecedented achievement for a language. How has this situation come about? And what happens to a language when it is used by so many? In this illustrated history David Crystal charts the development of the language from the earliest runic inscriptions in Old English, through the emergence of a standard variety of English between 1400 and 1800, to the most modern forms of the language in 'concrete' and 'text' poetry. In telling the story he draws on examples from English in its various guises and uses from our everyday English to English in the workplace and English used as a medium of playful and literary expression. The regional and international varieties of English are also considered. This book shows us where language is now, where it has been, and perhaps most important of all where it is heading, for the new varieties of the language appearing in world literature and on the Internet show that this is a story which is by no means over
Medieval woman's guide to health : the first English gynecological handbook : Middle English text by Beryl Rowland( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This early fifteenth-century treatise on obstetrics and gynecology is a landmark both in the history of medicine and the history of women."--Inside front cover
Treasures of the British Library by Nicolas Barker( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandria by British Library( )

in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of conservation & museum studies( )

in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the "Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies," published by the University College London Institute of Archaeology in England. The journal contains papers and articles from conservation and museum studies students. Includes an archive of past issues, highlights from the current issue, and submission guidelines
The British inheritance : a treasury of historic documents by Elizabeth M Hallam( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's rich historical heritage is witnessed in the archives contained in The British Library and Public Record Office. This book displays, in chronological order, treasures and key documents from these and other sources which illuminate defining moments in British history
Sacred : books of the three faiths : Judaism, Christianity, Islam by Karen Armstrong( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred is the lush official catalog of the groundbreaking British Library exhibit bearing the same name, which presents many of the worldʹs most beautiful religious texts for the first time. Illustrations from rare and exquisite examples of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sacred texts from the Libraryʹs collections, along with unique treasures on loan from other institutions, are showcased and accompanied by essays from three of todayʹs leading religious scholars that explore aspects of the three faiths, including their historical development and contemporary meaning. Stunning full-color illustrations of many previously unreproduced manuscripts from the shared history of the three major religions are paired and brought into compellingly modern context by perceptive writers on religion such as Karen Armstrong, Everett Fox, Frank Peters, and Kathleen Doyle. -- Description from (May 10, 2012)
Persian miniature painting and its influence on the art of Turkey and India : the British Library collections by Norah M Titley( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illustrated Persian manuscripts in the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books in the British Library, the subject of this book, form one of the finest collections in the world. Besides representing nearly every major and provincial school in Persian painting, the justly famous collection contains manuscripts which demonstrate the influence that Persian artists had on the illustrative art of Ottoman Turkey and of Sultanate and Mughal India. As well as manuscripts, the artists themselves were imported by Muslim patrons into both India and Turkey, to teach and to work with indigenous artists. The latter, who were to develop their own distinctive styles over the years, owed much of their traditions of painting to the Persian artists. This book seeks both to trace the development of Persian painting from the 14th to the 19th century, and to outline the influence of Persian artists elsewhere. The color plates are all reproductions from manuscripts in the British Library, as are many of the black-and-white illustrations. The other illustrations are of paintings from several different collections, mainly of miniatures in styles not represented in the British Library. Several are of less well-known examples, and will be of particular value to those familiar with the subject. The word Persian, so long used in the context of the miniature painting of Iran, has been retained in order not to cause confusion with pre-Islamic Iranian art. -- Inside jacket flap
Sing a song for sixpence : the English picture book tradition and Randolph Caldecott by Brian Alderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To commemorate the centenary of the death of the artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott, Brian Alderson, noted historian of children's literature and children's book editor of The Times, has prepared for the British Library an exhibition designed to pay tribute to Caldecott's skills as a creator of picture books, which will run from October 1986. This book, incorporating a catalogue of the exhibition, with its many illustrations in colour and black and white, both demonstrates Caldecott's genius and provides a brief critical history of an important area of children's book publishing. Comedy, storytelling and graphic exuberance are all part of the great tradition of book illustration that runs from Hogarth and Rowlandson down to the present day, and Caldecott's special genius was to have embodied these qualities in the subjects he chose. Together with an appraisal of those who influenced Caldecott and the effect he had on later generations of illustrators, Brian Alderson explains the relationship between pictures and text, techniques (wood-cuts, wood-engraving, intaglio printing), the effect of industrialisation on the picture book and the subsequent development of book illustration
The image in print : book illustration in late medieval England and its sources by Martha W Driver( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martha Driver here invites us to consider evidence for a new social history of book illustration as constructed from the study of the woodcut, principally as it was used in books printed in England by Wynkyn de Worde and his successors. Her central focus is on the physical evidence provided by illustrations in incunabula and early-sixteenth-century printed books. Among the subjects under consideration are reading and the development of literacy, and the central role of woodcuts in that process. In addition to promoting the self-education of their readers, illustrated printed books acted as agents of religious, social, and political change as the Middle Ages closed and the Reformation tightened its grip on western Europe. Religious devotion, marriage, work, and everyday life feature in the arresting images that illustrate the text."--Jacket
Breaking the mould : the first hundred years of lithography by Michael Twyman( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new index of Middle English verse by Julia Boffey( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Medieval dress & fashionResource description & access : RDAThe illuminated page : ten centuries of manuscript painting in the British LibraryEvolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English languageTreasures of the British LibraryThe British inheritance : a treasury of historic documentsSacred : books of the three faiths : Judaism, Christianity, IslamThe image in print : book illustration in late medieval England and its sources