The glory of the page

The glory of the page

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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 qglory of the page.qIt fuses into a single narrative the three histories of Socrates, Sozomenus and Theodoretus, covering the years 306-439. ... 166v) includes a portrait of Theodosius II (emperor, 408-450), who endorsed the Theodosian code in 438. ... in Southern Germany (cf. B. Bischoff, Kalligraphie in Bayern. Achtes bis zwolftes Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1981, pp. 38, 99 ... nomine tAr, uua re f ) orni franaif vale ?niihrodorn\Api tnidni filmf cududu paire defunci naii-miiAn defiineioualnue fine libteq re^naanbsp;...

Title:The glory of the page
Author:University of Glasgow. Library, Nigel Thorp, Art Gallery of Ontario
Publisher:Published for Glasgow University Library and the Art Gallery of Ontario by Harvey Miller Publishers ; Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press [distributor] - 1987


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