Items related to Time Sanctified the Book of Hours in Medieval Art and...

Time Sanctified the Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life

4.28 avg rating
( 18 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780807611906: Time Sanctified the Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The illuminated manuscript was the primary vehicle of learning, religion, and art during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Within the pages of these hand-painted treasures, medieval civilisation flourished. Of all the illuminated manuscripts from this period, the Book of Hours was, by far, the most popular and among the most exquisitely made. In the words of scholar L. M. J. Delaisse, it was the "best seller" of its time - the most frequently commissioned book by both the aristocracy and the middle classes. A selection of these splendid pages is presented in Time Sanctified, along with a detailed discussion of their importance and their contents. A prayer book for the laity, the Book of Hours contains, at its heart, a series of prayers devoted to the Virgin Mary, which were meant to be recited at seven canonical times (or hours) during the day. The most highly skilled calligraphers and painters were commissioned to execute the finest decoration with the most luxurious materials, such as gold, silver, and lapis lazuli. An understanding of the contents in the Book of Hours, both textually and pictorially, is essential to our understanding of not only late medieval piety, but of late medieval social life as well. The contributions of four authorities on Books of Hours guide the reader: Roger Wieck provides a detailed description of the contents of the Book of Hours, Lawrence Poos discusses its social context, Virginia Reinburg sheds light on the role of the Book of Hours in late medieval, piety, and John Plummer provides essential textual analysis. The images are assembled from the Walters Collection, which contains one of the finest and largest collections of Books of Hours in the world.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Roger S. Wieck is curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used
Condition: Very Good
Light rubbing wear to cover, spine... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780807614983: Time Sanctified: The "Book of Hours" in Medieval Art and Life

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 080761498X ISBN 13: 9780807614983
Publisher: George Braziller Inc, 1999
Softcover

9780807611890: Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life

George..., 1988
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Roger S. Wieck
Published by George Braziller, Inc. (1988)
ISBN 10: 0807611905 ISBN 13: 9780807611906
Used Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Discover Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3533160710

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
34.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Roger S. Wieck
Published by George Braziller, Inc. (1988)
ISBN 10: 0807611905 ISBN 13: 9780807611906
Used Paperback First Edition Quantity: 1
Seller:
Lost Books
(AUSTIN, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. 1st. 0807611905. Seller Inventory # 699908

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
55.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.12
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds