French Romanesque Manuscripts: The Twelfth Century (Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in France)

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Title: Romanesque Manuscripts: The Twelfth Century (A SURVEY OF MANUSCRIPTS ILLUMINATED IN FRANCE) by Cahn, Walter (1996) Hardcover Binding: hardcover

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This series of reference works is being published under the General Editorship of Jonathan Alexander, Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and Francois Avril, Conservateur en Chef, Departement des Manuscrits de la Bibliothque Nationale, Paris. It provides authoritative, illustrated catalogues of manuscripts illuminated within the boundaries of present-day France, from early Merovingian books up to the beginning of the 16th-century. Manuscripts not only in French collections but in libraries, museums and private collections throughout the world are included. The format and arrangement of text, catalogue and illustrations are similar to that of the volumes in the "Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles", but the series differs in that the material is divided not only by date, but in some periods also by region. This volume covers the very large body of material that survives from the intensely creative Romanesque period; in his selection Professor Cahn discusses not only the high points of the illuminator's art, but has been specially concerned to exemplify the range and variety produced in the 12th- century. Indeed this manuscript art was applied not only to the lavish and precious liturgical books of which the great Bibles are examples, but also to lives of saints, illustrated cartularies and books of canon law, as well as literary and historical writings. The principal focus is on paintings with an iconographical content, but equal attention is given to the pattern and decoration with which the manuscripts are embellished. The catalogue gives detailed information about format, style, contents, provenance and literature for each manuscript, and should be useful for the descriptions of the artists and scribes (some paid, itinerant and becoming increasingly professional) who were of exceptional calibre. The author has analysed the types and styles of work they undertook; and though patronage was largely ecclesiastical, secular commissions are also described. This catalogue of 152 manuscripts, with its introductory text and corpus of illustrations, provides a survey of book illumination of the period.

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