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The St. Albans psalter : painting and prayer in medieval England

Author: Kristen M Collins; Peter Kidd; Nancy Turner; J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristen M Collins; Peter Kidd; Nancy Turner; J. Paul Getty Museum
ISBN: 9781606061459 1606061453
OCLC Number: 900697423
Notes: 40022853198
"This publication is issued in conjunction with the exhibition 'Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister' on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from September 20, 2013, to February 2, 2014"--Colophon
"The St. Albans Psalter is among 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 2006 the St. Albans Psalter was removed from its binding, and in 2012 the disbound leaves traveled to the Getty Museum, where scholars, conservators, and scientists conducted a close examination. New evidence revealed here for the first time challenges established beliefs about this richly illuminated manuscript."--Publisher description
Description: 104 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Timothy Potts --
Pictures and the devotional imagination in the St. Albans psalter / Kristen Collins --
Materiality and collaborative enterprise in the making of the St. Albans psalter / Peter Kidd and Nancy K. Turner --
Appendix 1, Physical description of the St. Albans Psalter --
Appendix 2, Glossary
Other Titles: Canterbury and St. Albans, treasures from church and cloister
Painting and prayer in medieval England
Responsibility: Kristen Collins, Peter Kidd, and Nancy K. Turner

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The St Albans Psalter is one of the most important, famous, and puzzling books produced in 12th-century England. It was probably created between 1120 and 1140 at St Albans Abbey. In 2012, scholars  Read more...

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