Shire Book: Illuminated Manuscripts

Shire Book: Illuminated Manuscripts

Before the printing press was invented, books were produced by hand, and their illustration using brightly colored pigments and gold embellishments was a labor of love and an act of piety in itself. The works emanating from the scriptoria of monasteries were mainly religious texts, including illuminated bibles, psalters, and works for private devotion known as books of hours.


Author Richard Hayman describes the origin and history of illumination in the Middle Ages, covering the artists and their techniques, and the patrons who commissioned them and is illustrated with many fine examples of the genre including the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells.

Shire Library  


64 pages

weight: 0.145kg


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