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5.0 out of 5 stars Illumination & Beautiful Meditation, 16 Dec 2002
One cannot escape a feeling of awe when contemplating these works of art from a time when every component had to be discovered and prepared by hand. The colours to be marvelled often being deadly poisonous pigments or only retrievable from far away lands. The vellum painstakingly nurtured and rendered especially for manuscripts. The scribes, calligraphers, artists working under severe conditions of lighting, yet producing works of such beauty that more than 1000 years later, their labour is still viewed with envy! This book is simply wonderful!! It restores one's faith in the ingenuity and creativity of humankind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book, 17 Dec 2009
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This review is from: Masterpieces of Illumination:The World's Most Famous Manuscripts (Hardcover)
A very VERY lavishly illustrated book,504 pages all in full color. A must have for everybody with an interest in manuscripts and every art lover in general. A very wide range of manuscrips is presented with interesting text and suberb pictures of paintings and borders. Many enlargements help to see the smallest details.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Illuminating, 9 May 2013
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This review is from: Masterpieces of Illumination:The World's Most Famous Manuscripts (Hardcover)
This book is a must for anyone interested in Illuminated Manuscripts and Medieval and Renaissance art.
The images are beautifully reproduced and breathtaking to look at. With informative text and a fascinating history of each manuscript the book is terrific value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mother very happy!, 27 Feb 2013
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My mother is thrilled with this book, she tells me it is large and stunning.
She had plenty of good things to say about the vivid color photos and the text.
This scored a hit, in quality, quantity and the unique ability to have in your hands such master works of time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute joy - and a bargain!, 16 Feb 2013
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Packed full of glorious colour images and informative text, this is a must for anyone interested in the art of illumination (and an absolute steal at the price).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative, 13 Feb 2013
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Considerable number of illustrations with graffic descriptions . Very good history reading with considerable numbers of illustrations. Exceptional value . Highly recommended
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Masterpieces of Illumination:The World's Most Famous Manuscripts by Ingo F. Walther (Hardcover - 28 Oct 2005)
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