Search Results for: The Illuminated Book Its History And Production

Reader in the History of Books and Printing

Reader in the History of Books and Printing

Author: Paul A. Winckler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313240388

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

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An introduction to the history of graphic communication through the ages which studies the role of books and printing in the recording, preserving, and dissemination of ideas and its impact on civilization. The readings and illustrations have been selected from the extensive literature on the book to include items of value and interest to the student, educator, librarian, historian, media specialist, bibliophile, bookman and bookwoman--all who are interested in the world of books and printing.

Scribes, Script, and Books

Scribes, Script, and Books

Author: Leila Avrin

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838910382

Category: Education

Page: 356

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In this detailed overview of the history of the handmade book, Avrin looks at the development of scripts and styles of illumination, the making of manuscripts, and the technological processes involved in paper-making and book-binding.

Medieval Manuscript Production in the Latin West

Medieval Manuscript Production in the Latin West

Author: Eltjo Buringh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004175198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 569

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Drawing on statistical techniques and samples this book offers an estimate of medieval production rates of manuscripts in the Latin West. Such information is a helpful production indicator for a period of which we have so little other quantitative data.

Text and Transmission in Medieval Europe

Text and Transmission in Medieval Europe

Author: Chris Bishop

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443802772

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Scholars of the Middle Ages are familiar with the notion of text as an inscribed document, whether that inscription occurs upon stone, metal, vellum or textiles, but the concept of inscription and, therefore, of text, can be extended to cover a range of evidence. Thus, one might speak of archaeological remains, land use patterns, traditional stories, remnant practices and revenant beliefs as constituting texts in their own right. Broadly defined then, text is the means by which we engage with the historical subject. The medievalist, however, faces particular constraints in interpreting these texts through the agencies of their transmission. Questions such as who authored these texts, when and why, intersect with problems of transcription, translation and redaction to inform a complex discourse. The majority of the chapters in this book started life as papers presented at a conference entitled Text and Transmission in Early Medieval Europe and the title of this book ultimately derives from that theme. The subjects these chapters deal with range in geography from Ireland through to Byzantium, and cover almost a millennium of European history, but they are united in their effort to prise from their subjects some truths about texts, transmission and the critical literacies needed to interpret both.

Textual Scholarship

Textual Scholarship

Author: David Greetham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136755798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

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This fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling "Textual Scholarship" covers all aspects of textual theory and scholarly editing for students and scholars. As the definitive introduction to the skills of textual scholarship, the new edition addresses the revolutionary shift from print to digital textuality and subsequent dramatic changes in the emphasis and direction of textual enquiry.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Author: Colum Hourihane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195395365

Category: Art

Page: 677

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This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.

Gothic Europe 1200-1450

Gothic Europe 1200-1450

Author: Derek Pearsall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317889526

Category: History

Page: 304

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This uniquely ambitious history offers an account of all aspects of cultural activity and production throughout the world of Latin Christendom 1200-1450. Beginning with a detailed description of the political and economic circumstances that allowed the 'Gothic Moment' to flourish, the body of the book is both a celebration of the Gothic cultural achievement - in cathedral-building, in manuscript illumination, in chivalric love-romance, in stained glass and in many other arts - and an investigation of its social origins and systems of production.