An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII, c.1380-c.1509 by Kathleen L. Scott; etc.,In this new series of fascicles, all images contained in English Late Gothic manuscripts from libraries throughout the world will be catalogued according to a carefully prescribed template, described, classified, indexed and often illustrated. The series will provide a 'pictorial index' to the wide-ranging subject matter illustrated in manuscripts of the period and act as a unique reference tool for students of history, literature, sociology, religion and art. Facscicle 1, the first of three devoted to manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, catalogues more than 360 15th-centure manuscripts. The volume also includes an introductory essay on the project, a detailed glossary of subjects and terms, and exhaustive indexes of (i) Authors and Texts; (ii) Pictorial Subjects and (iii) Manuscripts with Coats of Arms.
A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600 by Michelle P. BrownFor readers who wish to trace the evolution of scripts in the West from antiquity to the early modern period, and who want to read the work of their scribes, this volume provides a wide-ranging collection of materials supported by 55 full-page illustrations from manuscripts. Brown provides a synopsis of each of the major phases of development, a bibliography at the beginning of each section, and comments on regional and chronological diffusion where appropriate. Each plate is accompanied by a facing page of commentary giving a brief description of the manuscript and its script, followed by a transcription of the text.
Call Number: Reference Z105 B76 1990
Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts by Michelle P. BrownWhat 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.
One of the world's leading experts on English manuscripts defines some 1,500 terms, including types of manuscript, their physical features, writing implements, writing surfaces, scribes, scripts, postal markings, and seals.
A thorough, copiously illustrated history of Christian medieval Christian iconography. One copy is located in the Reference Room (does not circulate) and one copy is available for checkout in the stacks.
Saints in Art by Rosa Giorgi; Stefano Zuffi (Editor)Christian saints have been the objects of reverence and fascination throughout the past two millennia. Their likenesses, heroic acts, prayerful lives, and stories of martyrdom have been portrayed frequently in art of diverse media. Unfamiliar with the saints and their images and symbols, viewers of art may find it challenging to identify, for example, which saint is represented as a monk with an axe through his head, or a beautiful girl holding a wheel, or a woman carrying her eyes on a plate. From Agatha to Zeno, Francis of Assisi to Mary Magdalene, Saints in Arti presents the characteristic features of more than one hundred saints often encountered in sacred Western art. Each saint is introduced by a practical list of his or her unique attributes. Entries also include notes on the saints' lives and a series of visual references to help the reader recognize these exemplary figures, their histories, and their special devotions. This useful resource is illustrated with a stunning collection of masterpieces.