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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms

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What is a breviary? What is an antiphonal? What is an incipit? This superbly illustrated book - part of the popular Looking At series - offers definitions of the techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer are presented in an easily por ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 28th 1994 by J. Paul Getty Museum (first published May 6th 1994)
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Jun 04, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing
The handbook par excellence for an introductory level understanding to manuscript studies and for all interested bibliophiles.
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As far as the number of terms, it was very comprehensive. Some of the definitions left a lot to be desired, however. More extensive explanations would have been helpful.
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Good quick reference for terms (with many manuscript images) for basic manuscript study.
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