The British Library Guide to Manuscript Illumination: History and Techniques (British Library Guides)
Medieval manuscript expert Christopher de Hamel selects and discusses a range of illuminated manuscripts from The British Library's unparalleled collection, some of them unfinished and so revealing the processes involved in an illuminator's work. He also explores the role of illuminators in the medieval book trade - how books were commissioned, the patron's expectations, h...more
Paperback, 92 pages
Published December 29th 2001 by University of Toronto Press
(first published April 15th 2001)
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An excellent, basic structural instruction on illuminated manuscripts. The material is presented simply and the pages are glossy and contain relevant examples. This book is the best place for a beginner or museum-goer interested in the topic.