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The Bible Illuminated

Author: Karen York, ed.

The Bible Illuminated

Author: Karen York, ed.

$29.99 $9.98
Item #: D21907
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 204
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Museum of the Bible
ISBN: 9781945470127
Prior to the printing press, bibles were handmade artifacts and often featured exquisitely painted illustrations—images that told the story even for those who could not read. Surveying 60 illuminated manuscripts, with choice pages reproduced in color, this book offers close-up profiles of the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Book of Kells, the Cantigas de ... More
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Prior to the printing press, bibles were handmade artifacts and often featured exquisitely painted illustrations—images that told the story even for those who could not read. Surveying 60 illuminated manuscripts, with choice pages reproduced in color, this book offers close-up profiles of the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Book of Kells, the Cantigas de Santa Maria, the Sarajevo Haggadah, the Queen Mary Psalter, and the Great Hours of Anne of Brittany. Each entry includes notes on the book's history and its artistic merits.


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