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Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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This delightful book describes and illustrates the Metropolitan Museumand#8217;s collection of nearly 40 illuminations from Italian choral manuscripts. Representing the work of Gothic and Renaissance masters both celebrated and anonymous, these precious paintings in miniature---with their compelling narrative, brilliant color, and shining gold---bear witness to exceptional aesthetic accomplishment. The choir books they illuminate are a rich source of information about the development of chant, whose unexpected transcendent tonalities have abiding appeal today. They also serve as primary sources for the study of the lives of religious communities and of the philosophy and faith that infused medieval Europe, offering a glimpse of Italy at the dawn of the Renaissance.

About the Author

Barbara Drake Boehm is Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300141429
Author:
Boehm, Barbara Drake
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mediev
Subject:
15th century
Subject:
Techniques - Calligraphy
Subject:
Service books (Music) - Italy
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 color illus.
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 0.6 lb

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