Painted Prayers: The Book of Hours in Medieval and Renaissance Art
ISBN 10: 0807614572 / 0-8076-1457-2
ISBN 13: 9780807614570
Publisher: George Braziller
Publication Date: 1999
This book features 107 of the finest examples of illuminated pages from medieval and Renaissance Books of Hours. Roger Wieck's comprehensive text introduces the Book of Hours--a "bestseller" for three hundred years--to the general reader, discussing its iconography, the artists who illuminated this genre, and its role as a religious text in the lives of its owners. As a collection of both stirring words and inspiring images, the Book of Hours thus comprised a series of "painted prayers."
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