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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Munich ; New York, N.Y. : Prestel, c1994
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
J J G Alexander; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain); Pierpont Morgan Library.; et al
"Royal Academy of Arts, London, 27 October 1994-22 January 1995; The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 15 February-7 May 1995"--T.p. verso.
|Description:||272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.|
|Contents:||Patrons, libraries and illuminators in the Italian Renaissance / Jonathan J.G. Alexander --
The Italian Renaissance miniature / Giordana Mariani Canova --
The hand-illumination of printed books in Italy 1465-1515 / Lilian Armstrong.
|Responsibility:||edited by Jonathan J.G. Alexander ; with contributions by Jonathan J.G. Alexander ... [et al.].|
137 manuscripts, printed books with hand-painted illustrations and single pages are illustrated in full color, ranging from small prayer books to large choir books, and from Greek, Roman, and Italian literature to collections of fables and historical treatises. Many of these volumes were commissioned by powerful wealthy, and discriminating patrons who included members of the ruling Italian families as well as cardinals and popes and many of whom were also prominent bibliophiles. Among other fascinating issues, the mechanics of patronage, patterns of production, and formation of libraries are discussed in three essays and in the catalogue entries - the latter divided into eight thematic sections - written by noted specialists in the history of Renaissance manuscripts and books. And, of course, we are introduced to the artists themselves - their working habits, characteristic styles, and interrelationships.
- Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian -- Exhibitions.
- Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance -- Italy -- Exhibitions.
- Enluminure italienne -- Expositions.
- Enluminure de la Renaissance -- Italie -- Expositions.
- Geïllustreerde handschriften.
- Geschichte -- 1450-1550
- Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian.
- Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance.