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Beyond words : illuminated manuscripts in Boston collections

Author: Jeffrey F HamburgerWilliam P StonemanAnne-Marie EzeLisa Fagin DavisNancy NetzerAll authors
Publisher: [Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts] : McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, [Chicago, Illinois] : Distributed by the University of Chicago Press [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Published in conjunction with a collaborative exhibition of the same name held in 2016 and 2017 at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College; Harvard University's Houghton Library; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Featuring illuminated manuscripts from nineteen Boston-area institutions, this catalog provides a sweeping overview of the history of the book in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey F Hamburger; William P Stoneman; Anne-Marie Eze; Lisa Fagin Davis; Nancy Netzer; McMullen Museum of Art,; Houghton Library,; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,
ISBN: 9781892850263 1892850265 9781892850287 1892850281
OCLC Number: 944087154
Notes: Published in conjunction with a collaborative exhibition of the same name held in 2016 and 2017 at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College; Harvard University's Houghton Library; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Featuring illuminated manuscripts from nineteen Boston-area institutions, this catalog provides a sweeping overview of the history of the book in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as a guide to its production, illumination, functions, and readership. Entries by eighty-five international experts document, discuss, and reproduce more than two hundred and sixty manuscripts and early printed books, many of them little known before now. Beyond Words also explores the history of collecting such books in Boston, an uncharted chapter in the history of American taste. Of broad appeal to scholars and amateur enthusiasts alike, this catalog documents one of the most ambitious exhibitions of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts ever to take place in North America.
Description: 374 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Illuminating the Charles: collecting manuscripts in Boston --
I. Harvard University, Houghton Library. Manuscripts from church & cloister: The monastic scriptorium ; Authors & readers ; Guides for good living ; Songs of praise --
II. Boston College, McMullen Museum of Art. Manuscripts for pleasure & piety: Making & meaning ; Holy writ ; Before the book of hours: the Psalter & other prayer books ; Minding time: books of hours ; Love & death: the art of devotion ; Public worship ; The rise of the professions: medicine & law ; Secular pleasures: edification & entertainment --
III. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Italian Renaissance books: The Florentine humanist book ; Italian princely libraries ; Manuscripts of the classics ; Humanist texts ; Renaissance liturgical books ; Italian books of hours ; Book decoration & the advent of printing.
Other Titles: Beyond words (McMullen Museum of Art)
Illuminated manuscripts in Boston collections
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey F. Hamburger, William P. Stoneman, Anne-Marie Eze, Lisa Fagin Davis & Nancy Netzer.

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Published in conjunction with a collaborative exhibition of the same name held in 2016 and 2017 at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College; Harvard University's Houghton Library; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Featuring illuminated manuscripts from nineteen Boston-area institutions, this catalog provides a sweeping overview of the history of the book in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as a guide to its production, illumination, functions, and readership. Entries by eighty-five international experts document, discuss, and reproduce more than two hundred and sixty manuscripts and early printed books, many of them little known before now. Beyond Words also explores the history of collecting such books in Boston, an uncharted chapter in the history of American taste. Of broad appeal to scholars and amateur enthusiasts alike, this catalog documents one of the most ambitious exhibitions of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts ever to take place in North America.

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