Studies in Late Medieval Illumination and Art [Hardback]

Robert G. Calkins (Author)

ISBN: 9781904597407 | Published by: Pindar Press | Year of Publication: 2022 | Language: English 538p, H243 x W168 (mm) 250 illus.
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Studies in Late Medieval Illumination and Art


Robert G. Calkins is Professor of History of Art at Cornell University. He has worked for nearly forty years on medieval manuscript illumination. This volume brings together eighteen of his papers, concentrating on late medieval manuscript illumination.The first section has seven studies examining the process of compiling an illuminated manuscript, as revealed by indications in the manuscripts themselves. The following section deals with the sequence and emphasis of text and image in the manuscripts. A final group offers detailed interpretations of a number of important later manuscripts.

Table of Contents


I Workshop Practices revealed by Codicology : The Brussels Hours Reevaluated
An Italian in Paris: The Master of the Brussels Initials and His Participation in the French Book Industry
Stages of Execution: Procedures of Illumination as Revealed in an Unfinished Book of Hours
Traditions of Dutch Illumination
Distribution of Labor -The Illuminators of the Hours of Catherine of Cleves and their Workshop
Additional Lacunae in the Lambeth Bible
Gerard Horenbout and His Associates: Illuminating Activities in Ghent 1480-1521

II. Sequence and Emphasis : Microforms and the Medieval Illuminated Manuscript
Pictorial Emphasis in Early Biblical Manuscripts
Decorative Sequence and Liturgical Crescendo in the Drogo Sacramentary
Narrative in Image and Text in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

III. Interpretations : The Master of the Franciscan Breviary
Parallels between Incunabula and Manuscripts from the Circle of the Master of Catherine of Cleves
The Question of the Origin of the Master of Catherine of Cleves
Sacred Image and Illusion in Late Flemish Manuscripts
Secular Objects and Their implications in Early Netherlandish Painting
Piero de' Crescenzi and the Medieval Garden
The Cathedral as Text

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