Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms
What is a breviary? What is an antiphonal? What is an incipit? This superbly illustrated book - part of the popular Looking At series - offers definitions of the techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer are presented in an easily portable format. With numerous illustrations drawn from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and The British Library - many of them in color - this volume will be invaluable to all readers wishing to increase their enjoyment and understanding of illuminated manuscripts.
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