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Synopsis: Who were the medieval illuminators and how were their hand-produced books illustrated and decorated? In this book, Jonathan Alexander presents a survey of manuscript illumination throughout Europe from the fourth to the 16th century. He discusses the social and historical context of the illuminators' lives, considers their methods of work, and presents a series of case studies to show the range and nature of the visual sources and the ways in which they were adapted, copied or created anew. Alexander explains that in the early period, Christian monasteries and churches were the main centres for the copying of manuscripts, and so the majority of illuminators were monks working in and for their own monasteries. From the 11th century, lay scribes and illuminators became increasingly numerous and by the 13th century professional illuminators dominated the field. During this later period, illuminators travelled in search of work, joined guilds and included nuns and secular women among their ranks. Work was regularly collaborative and the craft was learned through an apprenticeship system. Alexander analyzes surviving manuscripts and medieval treatises in order to explain the technical processes of illumination - its materials, methods, tools, choice of illustration and execution. The book is illustrated with examples chosen from religious and secular manuscripts made all over Europe.
Title: Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of ...
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Book Description Yale University Press 1992-12-23, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. First Edition. 0300056893. Bookseller Inventory # 570885
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Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1992 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1992. 4to. pp vii, 214. Original publisher's dark green cloth, lettered gilt at the spine. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. ISBN: 0300056893 Very good+ in very good+ dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # C37312
Book Description Yale University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020300056893
Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1992. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus Dust Jacket. 214 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. Light foxing top fore-edge. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 055125
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Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1992. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine Dust Jacket. 214 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 055146