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Illuminated manuscripts and their makers

Author: Rowan Watson
Publisher: London : V & A Publications ; New York : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
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"Illuminated manuscripts are widely recognized as among the most beautiful objects produced in the medieval west. This book looks at the skills and people involved in making them, and features pages from some of the most notable examples held by the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is a book about the making of books, and about the many talents involved in producing the missals, books of hours, breviaries and bibles  Read more...
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Watson, Rowan.
Illuminated manuscripts and their makers.
London : V & A Publications ; New York : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, 2003
(OCoLC)649450946
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rowan Watson
ISBN: 0810966069 9780810966062 1851773851 9781851773855
OCLC Number: 52624418
Notes: "An account based on the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum."
Description: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: The medieval book trade. --
On scripts and scribes. --
Decorative initials. --
Ornamental flourishing. --
Borders and frames. --
'Sports of fantasy': grotesques. --
Miniature painting. --
Working method. --
Mass-produced medieval books. --
A procession of manuscripts. --
The survival and revival of the illuminator's craft. --
Manuscripts in a museum of art and industry: the Victoria and Albert 'illuminations' collection.
Responsibility: Rowan Watson.

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"Illuminated manuscripts are widely recognized as among the most beautiful objects produced in the medieval west. This book looks at the skills and people involved in making them, and features pages from some of the most notable examples held by the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is a book about the making of books, and about the many talents involved in producing the missals, books of hours, breviaries and bibles that astonish us still with their richness and beauty. Illuminated manuscripts were collaborative productions, with different specialists contributing script, initials, borders, illustration, and binding to any work. Rowan Watson's study is both scholarly and rich in anecdote; he brings individual scribes and book dealers vividly to life and throws light on the commercial and religious environments in which they worked, as well as on the cooperative working practices devised for their production."--BOOK JACKET.

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