966 Sold Western Illuminated Manuscripts - Rowan Watson - 3 Volumes in Slipcase - New

This Catalogue of illuminated Manuscripts from the V&A's National Art Library provides a history of an art form over eight centuries as an integral part of the decorative arts. It documents not only the practice of medieval and Renaissance illumination, but also the survival of medieval book-making crafts alongside printing in the post-Renaissance period and their revival in the nineteenth-century. Its three volumes bring together for the first time works such as the St Denis Missal of 1350 and the Chambord Missal of 1844, the Sanvito Petrarch of 146364 and William Morris Book of Verse of 1870. Catalogue descriptions discuss in detail each work, and pay particular attention to the changing ways in which they have been evaluated and used through the centuries. Rowan Watson is a Senior Curator in the National Art Library, part of the Word & Image Department at the V&A. He is the author of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Makers (V&A 2003) and co-author of Blood on Paper (V&A 2008).

Superb Set - New - 1200 Images

Case Dimensions Height 12" (30.5cm) Width 10" (26cm) Depth 5.5" (14cm)  Item Sold