Bernard Maisner: Contemporary Illuminated Manuscripts and Paintings

By: Ashton, Dore; Dempsey, Terrence; Maisner, Bernard

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Book Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition in every respect, as new. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Curated by Terrence E. Dempsey, SJ. Essay by Dore Ashton. dark grey cloth, with black print at spine and cove. Color paper design on front cover. Illustrated end papers. 64 pages of color plates. Exhibition catalogue. Includes an interview by Dempsey with the artist. This First Edition is limited to 2000 copies.


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Artist Bernard Maisner is one of the finest illuminators of manuscripts at work today. His remarkable ability to work in miniature, as well as in grand scale paintings, combines with his love and mastery of historical and modern painting techniques to create an unusual and visually stunning body of work, thoroughly documented here. Maisner's search for meaning takes him in the direction of the infinite, of opposites, in reverence of nature, and of things mystical and unanswerable.

This book brings together 25 years of work by Maisner and reveals in depth the correlation and interrelation between his long-standing use of abstract symbols, written language, the art of illumination, and the language of painting.

Art historian Dore Ashton provides an essay in which she reflects on Maisner's quest to "grasp the passage of time in living metaphors" through the craft of the illuminator.

Title: Bernard Maisner: Contemporary Illuminated Manuscripts and Paintings

Author: Ashton, Dore; Dempsey, Terrence; Maisner, Bernard

Categories: Art, Exhibition Catalog,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: U.S.A., University of Washington Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 0295979291

ISBN Number 13: 9780295979298

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 137799