The glory of the page: medieval & renaissance illuminated manuscripts from Glasgow University Library
Published for Glasgow University Library and the Art Gallery of Ontario by Miller, 1987 - Design - 228 pages
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."
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