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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms
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Michelle P. Brown Elizabeth C. Teviotdale
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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms

Michelle P. Brown Elizabeth C. Teviotdale Nancy Turner


9781606065785

Getty Trust Publications


History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art;
Painting & paintings;
Exhibition catalogues & specific collections;
Art techniques & principles;
History;
Lettering & calligraphy


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What is a historiated initial? What are canon tables? What is a drollery? This revised edition of Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms offers definitions of the key elements of illuminated manuscripts, demystifying the techniques, processes, materials, nomenclature, and styles used in the making of these precious books.

Updated to reflect current research and technologies, this beautifully illustrated guide includes images of important manuscript illuminations from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and beyond. Concise, readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered in manuscript studies make this portable volume an essential resource for students, scholars, and readers who wish a deeper understanding and enjoyment of illuminated manuscripts and medieval book production.

By:   Michelle P. Brown
Revised by:   Elizabeth C. Teviotdale, Nancy Turner
Imprint:   Getty Trust Publications
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 157mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   348g
ISBN:   9781606065785
ISBN 10:   1606065785
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   December 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Michel P. Brown is professor emerita of medieval manuscript studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She was previously curator of the manuscript collections at the British Library (1986-2004). Elizabeth C. Teviotdale is assistant director of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University. She previously worked in the J. Paul Getty Museum's Department of Manuscripts (1992-2002) and is the author of The Stammheim Missal (Getty Publications, 2001). Nancy Turner is conservator of manuscripts in the Department of Paper Conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum.


Highly recommended for a wide range of readers. -CHOICE; Not only does it make lucid the most complex conventions of the illumination, but it is also a pocket history of the Middle Ages. -Magazine Antiques

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