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Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art
by Michael Kerrigan




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Prior to the invention of the printing press, all books had to be written by hand. Manuscripts are the beautiful manifestation of this craft, and the most precious and expensive of such manuscripts were 'illuminated' through the use of brightly coloured pigments and gold embellishments. Beginning with a fresh and thoughtful introduction to illuminated manuscripts, Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art goes on to showcase key works in this stunning artistic genre.

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Overview

Prior to the invention of the printing press, all books had to be written by hand. Manuscripts are the beautiful manifestation of this craft, and the most precious and expensive of such manuscripts were 'illuminated' through the use of brightly coloured pigments and gold embellishments. Beginning with a fresh and thoughtful introduction to illuminated manuscripts, Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art goes on to showcase key works in this stunning artistic genre.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781783612116
  • ISBN-10: 1783612118
  • Publisher: Flame Tree Illustrated
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.65 pounds

Series: Masterpieces of Art

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