The Illuminated Manuscript
Phaidon, 1979 - Illumination of books and manuscripts - 80 pages
The British Library houses one of the world's great collections of illuminated manuscripts, and Janet Backhouse has drawn on this resource to make a selection of examples that span over 800 years of medieval book production.
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Lindisfarne Gospels England about 698
Harley Psalter England about 1000
Camaldoli Psalter Italy second quarter of the twelfth
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Abbey Additional amongst Aratus artist Beatus Bedford Bibles Book of Hours book production Bourdichon Brailes Bruges Byzantine Camaldoli Camaldoli Psalter Canterbury Carolingian century Plate Charles contemporary copy Crusade decoration detail Diogo Homem Duke of Berry early fifteenth century Echternach eleventh century England English Europe Flanders Bruges folios fourteenth century France Paris French full colour full-page miniatures Germany gold Gospels Plate Gothic Harley Aratus Harley Psalter Hastings Hours Henry Henry of Blois illuminated books illustrations includes influence Italian Italy John King large numbers Latin Lectionary Lindisfarne Gospels manu margin masterpieces medieval Middle Ages miniaturists monks Naples Omer Psalter Oscott Psalter painters patron popular printed book produced Psalter Plate Romanesque Sainte Abbaye scriptorium scripts second quarter secular Shaftesbury Shaftesbury Psalter Siegburg Simon Bening Spain St Albans St Benedict St Edmund style thirteenth century translated twelfth century vellum vernacular Vespasian Psalter Westminster Psalter Winchester workshop Yates Thompson