Illuminated Prophet Books : A Study of Byzantine Manuscripts of the Major and Minor Prophets

Lowden, John

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0271006048 / ISBN 13: 9780271006048
Published by Pennsylvania State Univ. (1988), University Park [PA], 1988
Hardcover
From Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark (Svendborg, Denmark)

AbeBooks Seller Since 06 December 1998 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: 70.44 Convert Currency
Shipping: 13.21 From Denmark to U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

28x22cm, xvi,128,(92)pp Name on flyleaf. Some wear. VG., dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 029583

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Illuminated Prophet Books : A Study of ...

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ. (1988), University Park [PA]

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: orig. cloth

Illustrator: 92pp photoplates

About this title

Synopsis:

The book takes as its starting point a small group of illuminated manuscripts made in Byzantium in the tenth to thirteenth centuries. These are fully illustrated here for the first time, and described in detail. This material provides the opportunity to discuss fundamental questions about the way all artist of this period worked and were trained, and what their intentions and expectations were.The study moves from a brief theoretical introduction, explaining the choice of material, to a preliminary overview of the group. Each manuscript is then discussed in detail, in an attempt to show how and why it has come to look the way it does. Analysis then proceeds in an ever-widening spiral, moving from the individual manuscripts, to the relationship within the group, to possible connections with art from the West to the Christian Orient, from the Early Christian period to the fourteenth century, and, finally, to the possibility of lost material unlike that which survives. This broad survey raises crucial questions about how artists knew what to paint and how we should approach the material left for study. The answers proposed here, in emphasizing the importance of an artist's workshop training, the evidence for artistic originality, and the necessity to build hypotheses on the basis of surviving material, represent an approach to manuscripts which can be broadly applied.The originality of the artist and the uniqueness of the work of art (concepts often assumed to be unimportant before the Renaissance) are revealed here, not merely in the manuscripts of the group but throughout the Byzantine world and beyond its frontiers.

About the Author:

John Lowden is a University lecturer, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He has published various articles in specialist journals such as Dumbarton Oaks Papers and Jahrbuch der Oesterreichischen Byzantinistik."

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

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Terms & conditions:
Prices are listed in US Dollars / Euros. For shipping & handling charges, kindly enquire. Insurance optional & extra. Uninsured parcels shipped at customer's risk.

FOR CUSTOMERS RESIDING WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION:
Please note that special terms and conditions apply. Kindly enquire. Institutions/Booksellers kindly provide VAT Registration Number with Order.

Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark
VAT Registration Nr. DK-15625775
Postboks 220 - Fruerstuevej 43 B
5700 Svendborg
telephone...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer