Medieval Mastery: Book Illumination From Charlemagne To Charles The Bold, 800 1475 by Bert Cardon - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Medieval Mastery brings together more than a hundred manuscripts, each of which ranks among the finest examples of western...

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Exact title of the book
Medieval Mastery: Book Illumination From Charlemagne To Charles The Bold, 800 1475
Book author
Bert Cardon
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
300 pages
Language
English
Published
December 31st 2002 by Brepols Publishers
File size (in PDF)
1200 kB
Medieval Mastery: Book Illumination From Charlemagne To Charles The Bold, 800 1475

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Medieval Mastery brings together more than a hundred manuscripts, each of which ranks among the finest examples of western European book illumination. Together, they span well over six centuries of cultural history. The story begins, symbolically, in the year 800, when Charlemagne is crowned head of a pan-European empire.

Charlemagne sees himself as the legitimate successor to the emperors of Rome, and he chooses Constantine as his great example. Under Charlemagne's rule the production of manuscripts revives. The story ends - as symbolically as it began - in 1475, two years before the death of Charles the Bold, when printing comes of age and assumes a number of the manuscript's essential functions.

The catalogue comprises two major parts. Part One focuses on the relationship between word and image and on the function of the manuscript within the various strata of medieval society. Part Two expands on the historical-geographic evolution that helps to interpret the constantly changing artistic imagery.