Codices Illustres

Codices Illustres

The World's Most Famous Illuminated Manuscripts 400-1600

Book - 2001
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This sumptuous oversize volume (10.5x13") provides the general reader with a pleasant and thorough introduction to the world of illuminated manuscripts. In the lengthy introduction the authors (both are art historians in Germany) discuss manufacture, style, and the cultural history of western manuscripts, plus a history of non- European (mainly Islamic) manuscripts. The catalog that follows gives the manuscripts' vital statistics, including size, number of folios, provenance, and facsimile, followed by a description and history. A shorter catalog of additional noteworthy manuscripts, lists of bibliography keyed to each manuscript, and a glossary are provided. The text is heavily illustrated in large, good quality color plates. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: Köln : London : Taschen, c2001
ISBN: 9783822858523
3822858528
Characteristics: 504 p. : ill. (col.), 1 map, ports. (col.) ; 34 cm
Additional Contributors: Wolf, Norbert 1949-

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