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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 »
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Imagining the Past in France: History in Manuscript Painting, 1250-1500

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From around 1250 to the close of the fifteenth century, the most important and original work being done in secular illumination was unquestionably in French vernacular history manuscripts. This volume celebrates the vivid historical imagery produced during these years by bringing together some of the finest masterpieces of illumination created in the Middle Ages. It is the first major publication to focus on exploring the ways in which text and illumination worked together to help show medieval readers the role and purpose of history. The images enabled the past to come alive before the eyes of medieval readers by relating the adventures of epic figures such as Hector of Troy, Alexander the Great, the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, and even the Virgin Mary.

Presented here are approximately fifty-five manuscripts from over twenty-five libraries and museums across the United States and Europe, supplemented by medieval objects ranging from tapestries to ivory boxes. Together they show how historical narratives came to play a decisive role at the French court and in the process inspired some of the most original and splendid artworks of the time. Additional contributors to this volume include andEacute;lisabeth Antoine, R. Howard Bloch, Keith Busby, Joyce Coleman, Erin K. Donovan, and Gabrielle M. Spiegel.

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This exquisite volume beautifully reproduces and insightfully examines the most important illuminations found in French history manuscripts.

About the Author

Elizabeth Morrison is curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Anne D. Hedeman is professor of art history and medieval studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606060292
Author:
Morrison, Elizabeth
Publisher:
J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
Author:
Hedeman, Anne D.
Subject:
Art-Calligraphy
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
195
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Calligraphy
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions » Permanent Collections
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Europe General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Illuminated Manuscripts and Icons
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Painting » General
History and Social Science » World History » France » General

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