Prior to the invention of the printing press, all books had to be written by hand. Manuscripts are the beautiful manifestation of this craft, and the most precious and expensive of such manuscripts were 'illuminated' through the use of brightly coloured pigments and gold embellishments. Beginning with a fresh and thoughtful introduction to illuminated manuscripts, Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art goes on to showcase key works in this stunning artistic genre.
Author Michael Kerrigan
Hardback: 12,000 words, 128 pages, 100 illustrations
Series: Masterpieces of Art
Dimensions: 231 x 203 x 20 mm