Introduces Books of Hours to general readers, and features examples of illuminated pages from medieval and Renaissance books. Discusses iconography, specific artists, and the role of the books in everyday life, and translates key passages. Includes color examples of illuminated pages from The Pierpont Morgan Library, with explanatory captions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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If this sparkling book contained only its crystalline reproductions of illuminated manuscripts, it would satisfy most lovers of these charming miniatures. But Roger S. Wieck, curator of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City, is the most entertaining of authors. His enthusiasm for what he dubs "the Medieval best-seller" is thoroughly infectious. "Books of Hours linked church and home," he writes. "The entire celestial court, God and his cosmos, could be held within the palms of one's hands." Wieck has turned his scholarly, historical material into a page-turner. Given the hypnotic beauty of the manuscripts themselves, with all their flayings, blessings, betrayals, and epiphanies, Painted Prayers should be a bestseller in its own right.About the Author:
Roger S. Wieck is Associate Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at The Piermont Morgan Library, New York. He is the author of Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life and Late Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, 1310-1525, in the Houghton Library.
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