Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (Looking At...) [Paperback]

Our Price $ 16.11  
Retail Value $ 18.95  
You Save $ 2.84  (15%)  
Item Number 127669  
Buy New $16.11
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 31, 1994
Publisher   Getty Publications
ISBN  0892362170  
EAN  9780892362172  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
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.

Buy Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (Looking At...) by Michelle P. Brown from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780892362172 & 0892362170

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (Looking At...) by Michelle P. Brown today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Michelle P. Brown

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michelle P. Brown is a professor of medieval manuscript studies and the author of numerous books on religious texts and art, including "Manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon Age," "Illuminating the Book," "Painted Labyrinth," and "The World of the Luttrell Psalter."

Michelle P. Brown has an academic affiliation as follows - British Library.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > European   [1492  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Instruction & Reference > Calligraphy   [148  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Painting > General   [1911  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Painting   [126  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Calligraphy   [148  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Design > Decorative   [356  similar products]
7Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Graphic Arts > General   [1322  similar products]

Similar Products
Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography)
Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography)
Item: 4274893

Reviews - What do our customers think?
Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms   Sep 7, 2007
Explains in lay terms the processes used in illuminated medieval manuscripts. Still a bit complicated, but a good resource.
A glorious elucidation of the handwritten book  Jan 9, 2007
This publication using a lexiconary form lavishly displays an art form too long ignored. Extraordinary effort and expense has created a book that shows and explains the accomplishments of a lost art. Any bibliophile, any artist will devour this book.
Outstanding resource for anyone!  Apr 26, 2006
I used this book and the Christopher De Hamel book while I was taking a graduate course on Illuminated Manuscripts. The information was indispensable for the entirety of the course, but it also helped me in future courses I took. It is wonderful to find an academic book that is fun to read! I would heartily recommend it to anyone, and especially to students who are studying manuscripts or merely the art history of the period! It is a most worthwhile investment!
A Bible for beginning codicologers  Mar 15, 2001
This slim volume by Michelle Brown is an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in the study of books and manuscripts (codicology). In a succinct dictionary format, Brown gives definitions of all of the major terms that may give trouble to someone visiting a museum or reading a work by such major writers in the field as Chris DeHamel. Suitable as both a textbook and a companion to books on manuscripts, this book is nearly indispensible to the beginner and the intermediate in allowing some understanding into the complex technical and art-historical vocabulary used in the field.
A great little dictionary of illumination.  Jul 14, 2000
This little volume provides brief definitions of all the important phrases and terms used in the study of illuminated manuscripts including forms, techniques, themes, and periods.

Great for understanding the differences between an historiated initial and an inhabited initial - or between an antiphonal and a gradual.

Most of the representative images are in color and are well chosen to illustrate the definitions. Perhaps their only drawback is their small size due to the size limitations of the book itself.

A great companion while reading to "Medieval Illuminators & their Methods of Work" by Jonathan J.G. ALexander or "A History of Illuminated Manuscripts" by Christopher De Hamel.


Write your own review about Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (Looking At...)

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support