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The Resource The medieval world at our fingertips : manuscript illuminations from the collection of Sandra Hindman, Christopher de Hamel ; introduction by James H. Marrow ; catalogue by Matthew J. Westerby

The medieval world at our fingertips : manuscript illuminations from the collection of Sandra Hindman, Christopher de Hamel ; introduction by James H. Marrow ; catalogue by Matthew J. Westerby

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The medieval world at our fingertips : manuscript illuminations from the collection of Sandra Hindman
Title
The medieval world at our fingertips
Title remainder
manuscript illuminations from the collection of Sandra Hindman
Statement of responsibility
Christopher de Hamel ; introduction by James H. Marrow ; catalogue by Matthew J. Westerby
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Language
eng
Summary
No manuscript is an island. We may consider medieval illumination as a single characteristic of the whole Middle Ages, but every manuscript is part of the evolving history of European art and culture, and every one belongs to a place and period. The Sandra Hindman Collection is a remarkable journey through time and location. Every illuminated cutting described here is a microcosm of a larger history. A sublime initial from a twelfth-century Bible from France is part of a setting which includes Chartres Cathedral, the Crusades and Abelard; two late thirteenth-century narrative miniatures of saints from northern Italy have stepped from in a world inhabited by Giotto and Dante and the basilica of Santa Croce in Florence; a miniature by the Berlin Master of Mary of Burgundy belongs in age of Rogier van der Weyden and Hans Memling; a painting from a choir book by the 'Master B.F.' can hold its place with Leonardo da Vinci and Palestrina. Manuscripts were always at the heart of intellectual and visual culture. For thirty years Sandra Hindman has been selecting and refining a collection of perfect medieval miniatures which are the quintessence of their time. Each is a window which illuminates a world. The history of stained glass, architecture, fresco painting, tapestries and wood carving, as well as medieval literature, religion, music and romance, are all made slightly clearer and more focused by looking at the illuminated miniatures chosen for exhibition here
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ERASA
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1950-
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De Hamel, Christopher
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
ND2920.D43
LC item number
A4 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Marrow, James H.
  • Westerby, Matthew J.
  • Art Institute of Chicago
Series statement
Studies in medieval and early Renaissance art history
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  • Hindman, Sandra
  • Hindman, Sandra
  • Hindman, Sandra
  • Hindman, Sandra
  • Manuscripts
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance
  • Art
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance
  • Manuscripts
  • United States
  • Buchmalerei
  • Illuminierte Handschrift
  • Sammlung
  • Manuscrits
  • Enluminure médiévale
  • Enluminure de la Renaissance
Label
The medieval world at our fingertips : manuscript illuminations from the collection of Sandra Hindman, Christopher de Hamel ; introduction by James H. Marrow ; catalogue by Matthew J. Westerby
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Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Art Institute of Chicago, January 27-May 28, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781909400887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005726191
  • (OCoLC)on1005726191
Label
The medieval world at our fingertips : manuscript illuminations from the collection of Sandra Hindman, Christopher de Hamel ; introduction by James H. Marrow ; catalogue by Matthew J. Westerby
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Art Institute of Chicago, January 27-May 28, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781909400887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005726191
  • (OCoLC)on1005726191

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