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

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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

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