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Harvey Miller

Art and Science

S. Panayotova, P. Ricciardi (eds.)
approx. 256 p., 240 colour ill., 220 x 280 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-909400-10-8
Languages: English
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This ground-breaking publication presents  the papers delivered at the international Conference held in Cambridge in December 2016 to mark the end of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s acclaimed bicentenary exhibition  COLOUR: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS.  It is the first of two volumes in which medievalists and scientists share the results of their research, and combine here to elucidate both the materials and techniques  of production of illuminated  manuscripts,  as well as the artists’ collaboration and their aesthetic objectives.  Of the 34 papers given at the proceedings, 17 are included in the present volume covering scientific analyses of West European, Byzantine and Islamic manuscripts, Colour and Pigment Studies, Painting Techniques and Workshop Practices, as well as details of the latest scientific techniques and instruments employed for these non-invasive and non-destructive investigations into the delicate manuscripts. The texts are accompanied by over 200 illustrations as well as explanatory Tables and Diagrams.
Table of Contents


The Art and the Pigments: a Study of Four Insular Gospel Books in the Library of Trinity College Dublin, Susie Bioletti and Rachel Moss, Colour at Canterbury: the Pigments of Canterbury Illuminators from the Tenth to the Twelfth Centuries, Andrew Beeby, Richard Gameson and Catherine Nicholson, Seeing Red: the Use of ‘Gules’ in the Pictorial Imagery of Fourteenth-Century English Manuscripts, Lucy Freeman Sandler, Illuminators’ Materials and Techniques in Fourteenth-Century English Manuscripts, Stella Panayotova, Lucia Pereira Pardo and Paola Ricciardi, The Vadiana Rudolf of Ems: Painting Technique and Workshop Practices in Early Fourteenth-Century Zurich, Doris Oltrogge and Robert Fuchs, Dyers, Weavers and Illuminators: Evidence from the Florentine Ordinamenti e matricola della Compagnia di Sant’ Onofrio (1338), Bryan Keene, Making the Cardinal’s Missal: Looking anew at the Circle of Lorenzo Monaco and the Illuminators of Fitzwilliam MS 30, Éowyn Kerr-Di Carlo, Fra Angelico and His Circle: the Materials and Techniques of Book Illumination, Magnolia Scudieri and Marcello Picollo, The Peripatetic Activity of Thomas Tresswell, London Stationer (fl. c.1440-1470), Holly James-Maddocks, Colour versus Gold: Disgruntled Digressions in a Late Medieval Workshop, Nicholas Herman, Tours 1500, Roger S. Wieck, Painting Materials in the Fitzwilliam Book of Hours: New Discoveries, Paola Ricciardi and Stella Panayotova


Colours and Pigments in the Miniatures of the Illuminated ‘Book of Job’ at the Monastery of St John the Theologian, Patmos, Hariclia Brecoulaki, Sophia Sotiropoulou, Vicky Kantarelou and Ioannis Melianos, Technical Analysis of a Byzantine Lectionary from the Ivan Duichev Centre, Nikifor Haralampiev, Joy Mazurek, Catherine Schmidt Patterson, Dafne Cimino, Jo Kirby, David Peggie and Lucretia Miu, New Discoveries in the Painting Materials in the Medieval Mediterranean: Connections between Manuscript Illumination and Glass Technology during the Byzantine Era, c.1100-1300, Nancy K. Turner and Catherine Schmidt Patterson


The Origins and Modifications of the Blue Qur’an, Marcus Fraser, Colour in the Great Mongol Shahnama, Robert Hillenbrand
Interest Classification:
Book History, Manuscript Studies & Palaeography
Illumination & illustration of books

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