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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms, Revised Edition
by Michelle Brown
revised by Elizabeth Teviotdale and Nancy K. Turner
J. Paul Getty Trust, The, 2018
Paper: 978-1-60606-578-5 | eISBN: 978-1-60606-611-9
Library of Congress Classification ND2889.B76 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 745.6703

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
What is a historiated initial? What are canon tables? What is a drollery? This revised edition of Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms offers definitions of the key elements of illuminated manuscripts, demystifying the techniques, processes, materials, nomenclature, and styles used in the making of these precious books.
 
Updated to reflect current research and technologies, this beautifully illustrated guide includes images of important manuscript illuminations from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and beyond. Concise, readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered in manuscript studies make this portable volume an essential resource for students, scholars, and readers who wish a deeper understanding and enjoyment of illuminated manuscripts and medieval book production.
 

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