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The world of the Luttrell Psalter

Author: Michelle Brown; British Library.
Publisher: London : British Library, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the most appealing & arresting of medieval manuscripts, the Luttrell psalter was commissioned in the 1320s by a wealthy Lincolnshire landowner, Sir Geoffrey Luttrell of Irnham. Painted in vibrant colour, embellished with gold & silver, the vitality & inventiveness of its decoration is almost unique.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Geoffrey Luttrell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Brown; British Library.
ISBN: 0712349596 9780712349598
OCLC Number: 70671929
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Luttrell family and their folk --
When, where and why was the Luttrell psalter made? --
Depictions of the Luttrells and their world --
Planners, artists, scribes --
People in the landscape --
Wild things: the grotesques --
Description of the manuscript: provenance ; textual contexts ; codicology ; the artists and their division of labour --
Further reading.
Responsibility: Michelle P. Brown.

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Setting the Luttrell Psalter within its medieval society and culture, this work traces its history, inspiration and creation, highlighting its artistic models, originality and innovation. Exploring  Read more...

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