The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library

Janet Backhouse

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997

"In this new, lavishly illustrated survey drawn from the collections of the British Library, Janet Backhouse provides a comprehensive introduction to an exciting and colourful subject, ranging from the breathtaking intricacies of the 7th-century Lindifarne Gospels to the virtuoso pages of Renaissance and later artists." - publisher

Includes images from and descriptions of several bestiary-related manuscripts.

Janet Backhouse is Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library.

240 pp., 215 colour plates, bibliography, manuscript index.

Language: English

ISBN: 0-8020-4346-1


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