Codices Illustres. The Worlds Most Beautiful Manuscripts

Издавач: TASCHEN

ISBN: 9783836553797

Година на издавање: 2014

Број на страници: 504

Димензии: 8.5 x 2 x 11.25

Корица: hardcover

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From The Book of Kells to Boccaccio’s Decameron and from the Vienna Genesis to Dante’s Divine Comedy, to open Codices illustres is to open the door into a precious, private world. Now in a new format, this radiant book brings you face–to–face with 167 of the most exquisite and important manuscripts of the medieval age. Presented in brilliant large-format reproductions, these paradigms of miniature painting and illumination from the 4th century to 1600 were once the property of some of the greatest power players in history. Now art-historical treasures, they are worth many millions and typically tucked away in private collections or closely-guarded archives—until now. Although the focus of this collection is on European manuscripts, examples from Mexican, Persian, and Indian tradition illustrate the refinement and intricacy of manuscript illumination in non-European cultures. An informative synopsis for each manuscript orients the reader at a glance, while a 36–page appendix contains biographies of the artists, as well as an extensive bibliography, an index and a glossary for technical terms


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