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

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In Painted Prayers, the two key elements of Books of Hours are explored: the glorious illuminations and the texts. 107 color plates reproduce stellar pages from Books of Hours that range from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries and come from all the major manuscript-producing countries of Europe: France, Belgium, The Netherlands, England, Italy, and Spain. Mr. Wieck' ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published August 6th 1997 by George Braziller (first published August 1st 1997)
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May 25, 2014 Heather Jones rated it really liked it
The work focuses on manuscripts in the Pierpont Morgan Library. I find single-holder publications useful because they often include lesser known works and less “artistic” items that are useful for other purposes. A solid assortment of images with extensive but not overwhelming accompanying text, covering all the major stock motifs of the genre with an assortment of more idiosyncratic images. Neither a definitive work on the genre nor a mere coffee-table book. Most useful as part of a larger coll ...more
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