Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Book published July 28


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Author  Michelle Brown
Publisher  J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date   July 28, 1994
ISBN  0892362170
Pages  128

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What is a florilegium? What is an incipit? What is batarde script? This book--part of the Museum's popular Looking at series--offers definitions of these and numerous other 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, many of them in color, this volume will be invaluable to all readers wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of illuminated manuscripts.

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