RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 830124447 LA English T1 The St. Albans psalter : painting and prayer in medieval England A1 Collins, Kristen M.,, Kidd, Peter,, Turner, Nancy,, Collins, Kristen M., J. Paul Getty Museum., YR 2013 SN 9781606061459 1606061453 AB The St. Albans Psalter is one of the most important, famous, and puzzling books produced in twelfth-century England. It was probably created between 1120 and 1140 at St. Albans Abbey, located on the site where Alban, England's first saint, was martyred. The manuscript's powerfully drawn figures and saturated colors are distinct from those in previous Anglo-Saxon painting and signal the arrival of the Romanesque style of illumination in England. Although most twelfth-century prayer books were not illustrated, the St. Albans Psalter includes more than 40 fullpage illuminations and over 200 historiated initials. Decorated with gold and precious colors, the psalter offers a display unparalleled by any other English manuscript to survive from the period. In 2007 the St. Albans Psalter was removed from its binding and in 2012 the disbound leaves traveled to the J. Paul Getty Museum.0Exhibition: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA (20.09.2013-02.02.2014).