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MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION IN THE MODERN AGE: RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION. Sandra Hindman, Nina Rowe...

MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION IN THE MODERN AGE: RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION.

(Evanston, IL: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 2001. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xxviii, 329+(1) pages in addition to 32 leaves of color plates. First edition. Three hundred years ago, now treasured medieval manuscripts were scorned, neglected and left to vandals. An exhibit held at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art early in 2001, sought to explore new ideas and perspectives on the destruction and reconstitution of illuminated manuscripts in the..... READ MORE

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          CONTENTS


          Director's Preface and Acknowledgments vii
          List of Lenders x
          List of Illustrations xi
          Preface xxi
          Introduction xxiii
          List of Abbreviations xxviii

"CURIOSITIES"
          Appreciation of
          Manuscript Illumination in the
          Eighteenth Century 3

"SPECIMENS"
          Transformations of
          Illuminated Manuscripts in the
          Nineteenth Century 47

REPRODUCTIONS
          Transmission of
          Manuscript Illumination in the
          Nineteenth Century 103

REVIVALS
          Morality and
          Manuscript Illumination
          in Nineteenth-Century England 177

RECONSTRUCTIONS
          Recuperation of
          Manuscript Illumination in
          Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century
          America 215

          Notes 275
          Exhibition Checklist 299
          Bibliography 305
          Index 321