Flemish miniatures from the 8th to the mid-16th century: the medieval world on parchment

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Brepols, 1999 - Art - 528 pages
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A large, beautifully illustrated survey of eight centuries of Flemish manuscript illumination which combines a history of the style and content of illumination with a history of manuscripts and books. This comprehensive chronological history presents: the monastic manuscripts of the Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque periods in Flanders and Northern France; books produced for and by the laity during the Gothic period; realism in the late 14th century; the growth of the international book trade; the influence of guilds and universities in the 15th century; the patronage of Philip the Good, Charles the Bold and Margaret of York during the 16th century; the emergence of the printed book. The highly informative and accessible discussions are accompanied by large colour photographs of some of the finest examples of illumination produced during the Middle Ages. This volume is itself a work of art.

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Contents

TheMakingofManuscripts aComplexProcess
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Flemish Manuscriptlllumination
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The First Stirrings 8th to 9th century
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