Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times: Their Art and Their Technique (Classic Reprint)

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THE object of this book is to give a general account of the various methods of writing the b' different forms of manuscripts and the styles and systems of decqration that 'were used from the earliest times down to the sixteenth century A.D., when the invention of printing gradually put an end to the ancient and beautiful art of manuscript illumination. I have attempted to give a historical sketch of the growth and development of the various styles of manuscript illumination, and also of the chief technical processes which were employed in the preparation of pigments, the application of gold leaf, and other details, to which the most unsparing amount of time and labour was devoted by the scribes and illuminators of many different countries and periods. An important point with regard to this subject is the remarkable way in which technical processes lasted, in many cases, almost without alteration from classical times down to the latest mediaeval period. partly owin

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PREFACE AND LIST OF AUTHORITIES Page Xlll to XIX; LIST OF lLLUSTRATIOlS Page XXI to XXIV; CHAPTER 1 Page 1 to 10; CLASSICAL lIANUSCRIPTS WRITTEN WITH A STILUS; Survival of classical methods in mediaeval times; epigraphy and; palaeography; manuscripts on metal plates; lead rolls; tin rolls; gold; amulets; Petelia tablet; waxed tablets and diptychs; tablets shown on; gems and coins; tablets found in tombs; tablets frol11 Pompeii; Consular; diptychs ; many-leaved tablets; the form of the waxed tablets; whitened; boards used by the Greeks; late survival of tablets; "bidding the beads; "; lists of members of guilds; wooden book in Norway; ivory tablets and; diptychs; inscribed Anglo-Saxon lead tablet; "horn-books"; CHAPTER II Page 1 1 to 30; CLASSICAL MANUSCRIPTS WRITTEN WITH PEN AND INK; Two forms of manuscripts, the roll and the codex; Egyptian Books of; the Dead; Book of Ani; existing manuscripts on papyrus; the library of; papyrus r

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Description du livre Forgotten Books. Paperback. État : New. Paperback. 300 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.THE object of this book is to give a general account of the various methods of writing the b different forms of manuscripts and the styles and systems of decqration that were used from the earliest times down to the sixteenth century A. D. , when the invention of printing gradually put an end to the ancient and beautiful art of manuscript illumination. I have attempted to give a historical sketch of the growth and development of the various styles of manuscript illumination, and also of the chief technical processes which were employed in the preparation of pigments, the application of gold leaf, and other details, to which the most unsparing amount of time and labour was devoted by the scribes and illuminators of many different countries and periods. An important point with regard to this subject is the remarkable way in which technical processes lasted, in many cases, almost without alteration from classical times down to the latest mediaeval period. partly owinTable of Contents PREFACE AND LIST OF AUTHORITIES Page Xlll to XIX; LIST OF lLLUSTRATIOlS Page XXI to XXIV; CHAPTER 1 Page 1 to 10; CLASSICAL lIANUSCRIPTS WRITTEN WITH A STILUS; Survival of classical methods in mediaeval times; epigraphy and; palaeography; manuscripts on metal plates; lead rolls; tin rolls; gold; amulets; Petelia tablet; waxed tablets and diptychs; tablets shown on; gems and coins; tablets found in tombs; tablets frol11 Pompeii; Consular; diptychs ; many-leaved tablets; the form of the waxed tablets; whitened; boards used by the Greeks; late survival of tablets; bidding the beads; ; lists of members of guilds; wooden book in Norway; ivory tablets and; diptychs; inscribed Anglo-Saxon lead tablet; horn-books; CHAPTER II Page 1 1 to 30; CLASSICAL MANUSCRIPTS WRITTEN WITH PEN AND INK; Two forms of manuscripts, the roll and the codex; Egyptian Books of; the Dead; Book of Ani; existing manuscripts on papyrus; the library of; papyrus r This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire 9781440076640

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