MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION IN THE MODERN AGE: RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION.

(Illuminated Manuscripts).
  • (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
  • ISBN: 0941680215
  • ISBN: 9780941680219

Price: $20.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 136661

First edition. A fine copy. 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 18th and 19th centuries in France and England and in the early 20th century in America. Although many questions remain unanswered, the research presented in this Catalogue to accompany the exhibition helps define the field of study for the future. With 159 black-and-white illustrations and 38 beautiful color plates, bibliography and index.