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The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor : the life of Christ illuminated

Author: Thomas F Mathews; Alice Taylor; J. Paul Getty Museum.
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, ©2001.
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"The book known as the Gladzor Gospels is a masterpiece of fourteenth-century Armenian art. Now at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, it is one of the great Armenian manuscripts in an American collection." "Written and decorated in about 1300 by learned monks in the Armenian province of Siunik', the Gospel book offers significant insight into Armenian religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Illustrations Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mathews, Thomas F.
Armenian Gospels of Gladzor.
Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, ©2001
(OCoLC)606611088
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Mathews; Alice Taylor; J. Paul Getty Museum.
ISBN: 0892366265 9780892366262 0892366273 9780892366279
OCLC Number: 45418891
Notes: Exhibition of UCLA's Armenian Gospel Book, known as the Gladzor Gospels presented at J. Paul Getty Museum.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Deborah Gribbon --
Preface / Thomas Kren --
Making an Illuminated Manuscript --
Armenia under the Mongols --
The Life of Christ in Miniature.
Responsibility: Thomas F. Mathews and Alice Taylor.
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"The book known as the Gladzor Gospels is a masterpiece of fourteenth-century Armenian art. Now at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, it is one of the great Armenian manuscripts in an American collection." "Written and decorated in about 1300 by learned monks in the Armenian province of Siunik', the Gospel book offers significant insight into Armenian religious beliefs and practice of the time. The text - the four Gospel accounts of the life of Christ - is embellished by a remarkable program of brilliantly colored illumination that includes dozens of scenes from the life of Christ, as well as portraits of the text's saintly authors. The text's elaborate illumination also brings to life a vibrant artistic center, the Monastery of Gladzor, which long ago disappeared." "The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor includes sixty color reproductions of the manuscript's illuminated pages, ten black-and-white illustrations, and two maps along with an essay that explores the book's artistic richness and theological complexity."--Jacket.

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