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Margot Nishimura
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Images in the Margins

Margot Nishimura


J. Paul Getty Museum

History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art;
Exhibition catalogues & specific collections;
Lettering & calligraphy


96 pages

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An astonishing mix of mundane, playful, absurd and monstrous beings are found in the borders of English, French, and Italian manuscripts from the Gothic era. Unpredictable, topical, often irreverent, like the New Yorker cartoons of today, marginalia-images drawn in the margins of manuscripts-were a source of satire, serious social observation, and amusement for medieval readers. Through enlarged, full-colour details and a lively narrative, this volume brings these intimately scaled, fascinating images to a wider audience.

By:   Margot Nishimura
Imprint:   J. Paul Getty Museum
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 195mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   468g
ISBN:   9780892369829
ISBN 10:   0892369825
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   March 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Margot McIlwain Nishimura teaches the history of medieval art at the Rhode Island School of Design. She was introduced to the study of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts as an undergraduate intern in the Department of Medieval Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

One of a series of well-produced books that showcases the riches of the Getty's collections. -- Reference and Research Book News

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