Painted Prayers: The Book of Hours in Medieval and Renaissance Art
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Painted Prayers: The Book of Hours in Medieval and Renaissance Art

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Including 100 examples of hand-coloured medieval and Renaissance illumination from around Europe, this work presents translations of key texts and explanations of the cultural significance of Books of Hours.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by George Braziller (first published January 1st 1997)
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Tracy
A beautiful book that explains each of the sections of medieval horae and then provides numerous full-color illustrations from horae that are in the Getty collection. The descriptions provide a nice entry into understanding books of hours.
Lauren
Graduate textbook for a seminar on rare books, looking at illuminated manuscripts and medieval texts specifically.
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