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Hebrew manuscripts : the power of script and image

Author: Ilana Tahan
Publisher: London : British Library, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Highlighting the vibrant interplay between work and image, Tahan traces the development of Sephardi and Ashkenazi scripts, as well as the increased use of images, such as micrographic motifs, created out of minute script. By close analysis of individual folios, Tahan shows how scribes emphasized sacred words and phrases, enhancing and adorning the script. Illustrates with over 145 colour examples - some shown here  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ilana Tahan
ISBN: 9780712349215 0712349219
OCLC Number: 148874083
Description: 160 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The manuscripts --
Biblical works --
Liturgical --
prayer books --
Liturgical works --
Hagadot --
Legal codes --
The French miscellany --
Philosophical manuscripts --
Micrography --
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts (16th-19th centuries).
Responsibility: Ilana Tahan.
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"Highlighting the vibrant interplay between work and image, Tahan traces the development of Sephardi and Ashkenazi scripts, as well as the increased use of images, such as micrographic motifs, created out of minute script. By close analysis of individual folios, Tahan shows how scribes emphasized sacred words and phrases, enhancing and adorning the script. Illustrates with over 145 colour examples - some shown here for the first time - Hewbrew Manuscripts will appeal to all art lovers."--Jacket.

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