9780714120492-0714120499-Scribes and Illuminators (Medieval Craftsmen)

Scribes and Illuminators (Medieval Craftsmen)

ISBN-13: 9780714120492
ISBN-10: 0714120499
Edition: First Edition
Author: Christopher de Hamel
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
Format: Paperback 72 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780714120492
ISBN-10: 0714120499
Edition: First Edition
Author: Christopher de Hamel
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
Format: Paperback 72 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Christopher de Hamel wrote Scribes and Illuminators (Medieval Craftsmen) comprising 72 pages back in 1992. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0714120499 and 9780714120492. Since then Scribes and Illuminators (Medieval Craftsmen) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Illuminated manuscripts survive in great numbers from the Middle Ages. They are often beautifully preserved, enabling us to appreciate the skilled design and craftsmanship of the people who created them.Christopher de Hamel describes each stage of production from the preparation of the vellum, pens, paints and inks to the writing of the scripts and the final decoration and illumination of the book. He then examines the role of the stationer or bookshop in co-ordinating book production and describes the supply of exemplars and the accuracy of texts. He follows the careers of a number of specific scribes and illuminators who emerge not as anonymous monks but as identifiable professional lay artisans. He also looks at those who bought the completed books, why they did so, and how much they paid.His survey ranges from the eleventh century through the golden age of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries to the luxurious manuscripts existing at the invention of printing.

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