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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts A Guide to Technical Terms

ISBN-10: 0892362170
ISBN-13: 9780892362172
Edition: 1994
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/28/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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.

Michelle P. Brown is a curator of Western Manuscripts in the British Library and author of several books, including A Guide to Western Historical Scripts and The Book of Cerne .

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