Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (Looking At)

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What is a florilegium? What is an incipit? What is batarde script? This book--part of the Museum's popular Looking at series--offers definitions of these and numerous other techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer are presented in an easily portable format. With numerous illustrations, many of them in color, this volume will be invaluable to all readers wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of illuminated manuscripts.

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Book Description J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1994. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Looking At Series.. 128 pages. Softcover. New book. BOOKS ON BOOKS. This book offers definitions of techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Presented in an easily portable format, this volume includes concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer along with numerous illustrations, many of them in color. 128 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, 64 color and 33 black-and-white illustrations, paperback. "Highly recommended for a wide range of readers." ÑCHOICE "Not only does it make lucid the most complex conventions of the illumination, but it is also a pocket history of the Middle Ages." ÑMagazine Antiques (Key Words: Illuminated Manuscripts, Books on Books, Technical Terms, Michelle P. Brown). book. Bookseller Inventory # 87385X2

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