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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (Looking… (1994)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0892362170, Paperback)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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What is a breviary? What is an antiphonal? What is an incipit? This illustrated book offers definitions of the techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms. Included are numerous illustrations drawn from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and The British Library.
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