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Nature Illuminated: Flora and Fauna from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II

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The court of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II produced nothing more amazing than the Mira calligraphiae monumenta, a brilliant demonstration of two arts--calligraphy and miniature painting. The project began when Rudolf's predecessor, Ferdinand I, commissioned master calligrapher Georg Bocskay to create a model book of calligraphy. A preeminent scribe, Bocskay assembled a vast ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published July 10th 1997 by J. Paul Getty Museum (first published May 6th 1997)
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Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: art, portfolio
Small selection of astounding calligraphy by Croatian scribe Georg Bocskay accompanied by equally impressive illuminations by Flemish painter Joris Hoefnagel taken from the codex "Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta". A very short and small book with good introductory text. However the reproduced images are far far too small and resolution not high enough such that calligraphic detail is lost. 5 (content) - 2 (format) = 3 stars.
Sashka Maximova
A true monument to calligraphy and illustration
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Feb 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Absolute eye-candy on every page. Exquisite.
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Oct 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
soooooooooooooo beauuuuuuuuuutiful.
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Why is this book not called Flora, Fauna, and Fonts? Beautiful calligraphy and illustrations and an interesting backstory.
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