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The Resource Renaissance manuscripts : the sixteenth century, Myra D. Orth

Renaissance manuscripts : the sixteenth century, Myra D. Orth

Label
Renaissance manuscripts : the sixteenth century
Title
Renaissance manuscripts
Title remainder
the sixteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Myra D. Orth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This publication is the first comprehensive survey to establish the importance of Renaissance manuscript illumination in the history of sixteenth-century French art. Although illustrated printed books were circulating freely by the beginning of the sixteenth century, patronage of manuscripts became all the more special to the ruling elite, and commissions from the court, aristocratic circles and the higher clergy resulted in a surge of artistic creativity that produced a wide range of outstanding illustrated works from devotional books to translations of classical and humanistic texts. While continuing the tradition of French figurative art, ornamentation became a major element in the style of the period, with frames and borders becoming a significant feature of the aesthetic impact of the illuminated page. One hundred manuscripts have been chosen for this survey to represent the artistic excellence of French book production of the period, as well as to demonstrate the stylistic relationships between artists and between books that may be seen to form distinct groups. Many years of research enabled the author to identify the hands of individual illuminators, both named and anonymous, and to connect these to a particular artistic milieu or regional group. Moreover, not only are the stylistic aspects of the manuscripts analysed, but entirely new information regarding authorship, patronage and historical context are revealed here of hitherto unstudied material
  • The author, Myra Orth, completed her catalogue and introductory texts shortly before her sad death some years ago. Since that time, a number of scholars - specialists in French manuscripts studies of the period - have helped to update the literature that has more recently appeared relating to the manuscripts catalogued and to the individual artists and workshops discussed. Present locations of manuscripts that may have changed ownership since Dr Orth's submission of her work have also been noted. To accompany the detailed catalogue, the publication includes a corpus of 360 illustrations that offers a significant visual conspectus of manuscript illumination of the period. In addition to the introductory text, the author also provides brief biographies of Artists and Scribes, Authors and Translators, and Patrons and Dedicatees."--
Member of
Assigning source
Brepols Publishers website
Cataloging source
MZA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-2002,
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orth, Myra D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND3147
LC item number
.O78 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Series statement
A survey of manuscripts illuminated in France
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manuscripts, Renaissance
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, French
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, French
  • Manuscripts, Renaissance
  • France
  • Buchmalerei
  • Illuminierte Handschrift
  • Frankreich
Label
Renaissance manuscripts : the sixteenth century, Myra D. Orth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
volume 1. Text & illustrations -- volume 2. Catalogue & index
Control code
946623595
Dimensions
34 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781909400443
Lccn
2016427764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)946623595
Label
Renaissance manuscripts : the sixteenth century, Myra D. Orth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
volume 1. Text & illustrations -- volume 2. Catalogue & index
Control code
946623595
Dimensions
34 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781909400443
Lccn
2016427764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)946623595

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