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Illuminating the End of Time: The Getty Apocalypse Manuscript

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The visionary nature of the Apocalypseandmdash;the biblical book of Revelationandmdash;along with its detailed descriptions of the end of the world have long made it ideal for illustration. Illuminated texts of the Apocalypse were particularly popular in thirteenth-century England, and the copy in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, with its lively narrative miniatures, stands as a testament to the artistic heights achieved during that period.

In this richly illustrated book, all eighty-two of the manuscriptandrsquo;s images are reproduced in color for the first time. They are accompanied by a full commentary. A general introduction to the history of thirteenth-century English illustrated Apocalypse manuscripts is followed by a succinct study of the artistic context of the Gettyandrsquo;s manuscript, as well as a consideration of its style and date. The rest of the commentary is devoted to a stylistic and iconographic analysis of the manuscriptandrsquo;s images; there is also a complete translation of the text.

About the Author

Nigel J. and#160;Morgan is one of the worldandrsquo;s leading authorities on English illuminated manuscripts of the Apocalypse. He is honorary professor of the history of art at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Corpus Christi College in the United Kingdom, and the author of The Lambeth Apocalypse (Harvey Miller Publishers, 1990) and The Douce Apocalypse: Picturing the End of the World in the Middle Ages (Bodleian Library, 2007).

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ISBN:
9781606060711
Author:
Morgan, Nigel J.
Publisher:
J. Paul Getty Museum
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Art-Calligraphy
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
82 color, 34 b/w
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
12.5 x 8.75 x 1 in

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The visionary nature of the Apocalypseandmdash;the biblical book of Revelationandmdash;along with its detailed descriptions of the end of the world have long made it ideal for illustration. Illuminated texts of the Apocalypse were particularly popular in thirteenth-century England, and the copy in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, with its lively narrative miniatures, stands as a testament to the artistic heights achieved during that period.

In this richly illustrated book, all eighty-two of the manuscriptandrsquo;s images are reproduced in color for the first time. They are accompanied by a full commentary. A general introduction to the history of thirteenth-century English illustrated Apocalypse manuscripts is followed by a succinct study of the artistic context of the Gettyandrsquo;s manuscript, as well as a consideration of its style and date. The rest of the commentary is devoted to a stylistic and iconographic analysis of the manuscriptandrsquo;s images; there is also a complete translation of the text.

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