The Glory of the Page: Medieval & Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts from Glasgow University Library

By: Thorp, Nigel

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Book Condition: Near Fine


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Providing an unparalleled opportunity to study the development of the art of book illumination, this volume describes and illustrates the priceless collection of medieval manuscripts and early printed books held by the Glasgow University Library. Prepared for the occasion of the first substantial showing of the Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the catalog encompasses a wide variety of texts--the Bible, Psalters, philosophy and history, alchemy, romances and legends, and the poetry of Chaucer and Petrarch. Thorp's explanations of working methods, materials, and the social conditions that influenced the marriage of word and image, as well as over 200 illustrations (44 in full color), bring to life the splendid art of book illumination from Charlemagne to the Renaissance, and allow a wide range of specialized and general readers to experience the "glory of the page."

Title: The Glory of the Page: Medieval & Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts from Glasgow University Library

Author: Thorp, Nigel

Categories: Art, Books on Books,

Publisher: Published for the Library and the Art Gallery of Ontario by H. Miller: 1987

ISBN Number: 0905203836

ISBN Number 13: 9780905203836

Binding: Oversize Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Size: XL

Seller ID: 118665

Description: A clean, unmarked copy (except for three word note written on copyright page), with a tight binding. 228 pages. Many illustrations.