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The Resource The painted book in Renaissance Italy : 1450-1600, Jonathan J.G. Alexander

The painted book in Renaissance Italy : 1450-1600, Jonathan J.G. Alexander

Label
The painted book in Renaissance Italy : 1450-1600
Title
The painted book in Renaissance Italy
Title remainder
1450-1600
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan J.G. Alexander
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hand-painted illumination enlivened the burgeoning culture of the book in the Italian Renaissance, spanning the momentous shift from manuscript production to print. This major survey, by a leading authority on medieval and renaissance book illumination, gives the first comprehensive account in English of an immensely creative and relatively little-studied art form. Jonathan J.G. Alexander describes key illuminated manuscripts and printed books from the period and explores the social and material worlds in which they were produced. Renaissance humanism encouraged wealthy members of the laity to join the clergy as readers and book collectors. Illuminators responded to patrons' developing interest in classical motifs, and celebrated artists such as Mantegna and Perugino occasionally worked as illuminators. Italian illuminated books found patronage across Europe, their dispersion hastened by the French invasion of Italy at the end of the 15th century. Richly illustrated, The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy is essential reading for all scholars and students of Renaissance art."--Jacket
Awards note
SHARP DeLong Book History Prize.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, J. J. G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance
  • Illustration of books
  • Illustration of books
  • ART
  • DESIGN
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • Illustration of books
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance
  • Italy
Label
The painted book in Renaissance Italy : 1450-1600, Jonathan J.G. Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Tuscany: the fifteenth century -- Central and south Italy: the fifteenth century -- North-east Italy: the fifteenth century -- North-west Italy: the fifteenth century -- The sixteenth century -- The illumination by hand of early printed books in Italy -- Book illuminators and their patrons -- Texts and their illumination -- Book illumination and the other arts -- Italy and the rest of Europe: conclusion
Control code
910858573
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xi, 444 pages
Isbn
9780300203981
Lccn
2015027963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)910858573
Label
The painted book in Renaissance Italy : 1450-1600, Jonathan J.G. Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Tuscany: the fifteenth century -- Central and south Italy: the fifteenth century -- North-east Italy: the fifteenth century -- North-west Italy: the fifteenth century -- The sixteenth century -- The illumination by hand of early printed books in Italy -- Book illuminators and their patrons -- Texts and their illumination -- Book illumination and the other arts -- Italy and the rest of Europe: conclusion
Control code
910858573
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xi, 444 pages
Isbn
9780300203981
Lccn
2015027963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)910858573

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