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The Resource Making medieval manuscripts, Christopher de Hamel

Making medieval manuscripts, Christopher de Hamel

Label
Making medieval manuscripts
Title
Making medieval manuscripts
Statement of responsibility
Christopher de Hamel
Creator
Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many beautiful illuminated manuscripts survive from the Middle Ages and can be seen in libraries and museums throughout Europe. But who were the skilled craftsmen who made these exquisite books? What precisely is parchment? How were medieval manuscripts designed and executed? What were the inks and pigments, and how were they applied? This book looks at the work of scribes, illuminators and book binders. Based principally on examples in the Bodleian Library, this lavishly illustrated account tells the story of manuscript production from the early Middle Ages through to the high Renaissance. Each stage of production is described in detail, from the preparation of the parchment, pens, paints and inks to the writing of the scripts and the final decoration and illumination of the manuscript. This book also explains the role of the stationer or bookshop, often to be found near cathedral and market squares, in the commissioning of manuscripts, and it cites examples of specific scribes and illuminators who can be identified through their work as professional lay artisans. Christopher de Hamel's text is accompanied by a glossary of key technical terms relating to manuscripts and illumination, providing an invaluable introduction for anyone interested in studying medieval manuscripts today."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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De Hamel, Christopher
Dewey number
002.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Z6
  • Z124
LC item number
  • .D47 2018
  • .D3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • De Hamel, Christopher
  • Bodleian Library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Books
  • Books
  • Codicology
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Book industries and trade
  • Book industries and trade
  • Books
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Europe
Label
Making medieval manuscripts, Christopher de Hamel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Updated version of: Scribes and illuminators (published by the British Museum Press in 1992)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paper and parchment -- Ink and script -- Illumination and binding
Control code
987050696
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9781851244683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987050696
Label
Making medieval manuscripts, Christopher de Hamel
Publication
Note
Updated version of: Scribes and illuminators (published by the British Museum Press in 1992)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paper and parchment -- Ink and script -- Illumination and binding
Control code
987050696
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9781851244683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987050696

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