Dr Seuss Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 15, 2014

    Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



    There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.50
List price: $14.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
6 Remote Warehouse Art- History and Criticism

An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II

by

An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Included in the magnificent pages of the Mira calligraphiae monumenta are two alphabets. Executed by an unknown hand, the first consists of Roman capital letters; the other is Gothic lower-case letters. As with the calligraphy of Bocskay described above, these alphabets were embellished by Joris Hoefnagel, a painter at the court of Rudolf II. In embellishing the alphabets, Hoefnagel employed symbols and heraldic objects--masks, animals, plants, obelisks--to convey the power and greatness of the emperor.

An Abecedarium contains the thirty-eight pages from the Mira codex that display Hoefnagel's virtuosity in decorating the alphabets. Calligraphers, graphic artists, and all lovers of beautiful books will delight in Hoefnagel's artistry.

Synopsis:

Contains the thirty-eight pages of two embellished alphabets that appear in the Mira calligraphiae monumenta.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892364718
Editor:
Vignau-Wilberg, Thea
Editor:
Hendrix, Lee
Editor:
Vignau-Wilberg, Thea
Author:
Vignau-Wilberg, Thea
Author:
null, Thea
Author:
Getty Trust
Author:
null, Lee
Author:
Hendrix, Lee
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Los Angeles :
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
European
Subject:
Calligraphy
Subject:
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Subject:
Techniques - Calligraphy
Subject:
Architecture | History | Renaissance
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | Renaissance
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renais
Subject:
Hoefnagel, Joris
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Renaissance
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
38 color illus.
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. King Renâe's book of love =Le... Used Hardcover $25.00
  2. Book of Hours With a Historical Survey Used Hardcover $14.95
  3. The Golden Age of English Manuscript... Used Trade Paper $12.95
  4. Alphabet Abecedarium Used Trade Paper $9.95
  5. The Golden Age: Manuscript Painting... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  6. Lettering & Calligraphy Workbook Used Trade Paper $6.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Calligraphy
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Christian
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Europe General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Illuminated Manuscripts and Icons
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Religious

An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.50 In Stock
Product details 64 pages J. Paul Getty Trust Publications - English 9780892364718 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Contains the thirty-eight pages of two embellished alphabets that appear in the Mira calligraphiae monumenta.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.