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Medieval Studies and Research: Manuscripts: Art & Techniques

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Studies (A selection of Publications)

Styles of Medieval Manuscript Illumination (A Selection of Publications)

For information about the illuminated manuscript styles during the medieval period, see Encyclopedia of Art: Medieval Manuscript Illumination (c.1000-1500); Romanesque Illuminated Manuscripts (c.1000-1150); and  Gothic Illuminated Manuscripts (c.1150-1350).

Illuminated Manuscripts - Art and Techniques (A Selection of Publications)

Early Illustrated Books: a history of the decoration and illustration of books in the 15th and 16th centuries,  by Alfred W. Pollard.  Call Number: Z1023 .P77 1926   Publication date: London, K. Paul, Trench, Trubner; New York, E.P. Dutton, 1926 (3d ed.)  Also Available Online.

Miniatures (A Selection of Publications)

What is a miniature?

"A miniature is an independent illustration, as opposed to a scene incorporated into another element of the decorative scheme such as a border or an initial.  It takes its name from the Latin miniare, meaning 'to colour with red' (the adornment of books originally was executed in red, or minium)." (Source: Glossary for the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts)