The Resource The Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550, edited by Jonathan J.G. Alexander ; with contributions by Jonathan J.G. Alexander [and others]

The Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550, edited by Jonathan J.G. Alexander ; with contributions by Jonathan J.G. Alexander [and others]

Label
The Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550
Title
The Painted page
Title remainder
Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jonathan J.G. Alexander ; with contributions by Jonathan J.G. Alexander [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book documents the first comprehensive exhibition of Italian Renaissance illuminations from collections in Europe and the United States. In the century between 1450 and 1550, Italian miniaturists, in collaboration with scribes and bookbinders, produced a series of masterpieces of book illumination which are still too little known and appreciated. Though working on a smaller scale than the great painters and sculptors of the Renaissance, these illuminators created works characterized by unrivaled standards of quality in materials (including frequent use of gold) and design, and by imaginative symbolism and breathtaking creativity
  • 137 manuscripts, printed books with hand-painted illustrations and single pages are illustrated in full color, ranging from small prayer books to large choir books, and from Greek, Roman, and Italian literature to collections of fables and historical treatises. Many of these volumes were commissioned by powerful wealthy, and discriminating patrons who included members of the ruling Italian families as well as cardinals and popes and many of whom were also prominent bibliophiles. Among other fascinating issues, the mechanics of patronage, patterns of production, and formation of libraries are discussed in three essays and in the catalogue entries - the latter divided into eight thematic sections - written by noted specialists in the history of Renaissance manuscripts and books. And, of course, we are introduced to the artists themselves - their working habits, characteristic styles, and interrelationships
Cataloging source
PIT
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND3159
LC item number
.P33 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
  • Pierpont Morgan Library
  • Alexander, J. J. G.
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  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance
  • Enluminure italienne
  • Enluminure de la Renaissance
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance
  • Geïllustreerde handschriften
  • Renaissance
  • Italy
Label
The Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550, edited by Jonathan J.G. Alexander ; with contributions by Jonathan J.G. Alexander [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 27 October 1994-22 January 1995 and at The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 15 February-7 May 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-269) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patrons, libraries and illuminators in the Italian Renaissance / Jonathan J.G. Alexander -- The Italian Renaissance miniature / Giordana Mariani Canova -- The hand-illumination of printed books in Italy 1465-1515 / Lilian Armstrong -- Catalogue. Liturgical and biblical manuscripts ; Renaissance patrons and libraries ; Classical and humanist texts ; 'All'antica' ; The hand-illuminated printed book ; Illuminators and their methods of work ; Choir books ; The sixteenth century -- Glossary
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9783791313856
Lccn
94069462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31804536
  • (OCoLC)ocm31804536
Label
The Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550, edited by Jonathan J.G. Alexander ; with contributions by Jonathan J.G. Alexander [and others]
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 27 October 1994-22 January 1995 and at The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 15 February-7 May 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-269) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patrons, libraries and illuminators in the Italian Renaissance / Jonathan J.G. Alexander -- The Italian Renaissance miniature / Giordana Mariani Canova -- The hand-illumination of printed books in Italy 1465-1515 / Lilian Armstrong -- Catalogue. Liturgical and biblical manuscripts ; Renaissance patrons and libraries ; Classical and humanist texts ; 'All'antica' ; The hand-illuminated printed book ; Illuminators and their methods of work ; Choir books ; The sixteenth century -- Glossary
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9783791313856
Lccn
94069462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31804536
  • (OCoLC)ocm31804536

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