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The Master of Mary of Burgundy Hardcover – 1 Jun 1970

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VG condition book with slipcase. Content is clean and bright throughout. Free from inscriptions or markings. VG slipcase with little to no wear.

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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 11 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Epitome of Beauty and Charm 18 Sept. 2013
By uncletwinkie - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the most captivating book of illuminations I've ever seen. The artist is truly, truly a master. The compositions are tasteful, that is to say beautifully imagined and designed, very skillfully rendered and (I'm surprised to use this term) culturally articulate. I'm thinking, in this context, of the pottery that surrounds two facing-pages illuminations, and one surrounded by jewelry, or the one surrounded by coins. (I tend to be as much interested in the borders - though these are more than simply borders - as the illuminations themselves.) The detail is astonishing at any size, but all the more in this very small format. In fact I first saw the first illumination, "Mary of Burgundy at Her Devotions" in a book about books of hours, a full page color reproduction. I was flabbergasted to see it in its original context and tiny size. Wow! But for all of its ravishing illuminations, I equally love the pages of text with their beeoootiful zen-like depictions of the hunt with, emerging from the script, fanciful cadels and decorative devices dancing on the page, enlivening the words as if their spirits. Oh! Oh! What a most enchanting vision this Master had!
I can give myself to this book without restraint because the reproductions, if not perfect, are admirable.
Why aren't some of these master illuminators as famous as, say, Picasso or Monet? It seems to me they have a lot more to offer.
This book, this artist is a great wonder.
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifull little book, but definitely not a fac simile. 4 Nov. 2014
By Bibliofan - Published on Amazon.com
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The binding, very close to that of the original, is of deep blue, fine leather. The paper is thick and the printing pleasing to read. The contents : 1) a short study like : who ordered the book, when was it realised ? Who did own it ? who was the "master of Mary of Burgundy" ? '
; 2) commentaries about each of the plates : style, influences, story told. Only a selection of the miniatures is presented. And the comments are not in a separate book. And last, but not least, some of the reproductions are not "acurate" (?). As if several layers were used to make the image, and one of the layers was slightly misplaced ? The colors are actually fine and one can suppose that they are close to that of the original, even though the richness of gold can only be imagined. But it deserves its **** because, despite all my comments, its very good value for money !
If you are looking for a good facsimile, this is not for you. If you want to learn more about the artist and this book, buy it !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for SCA scroll inspiration 29 July 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Such a pretty little book, with varied types of illustrations. It is a good size, not something you'd have to lug all over the place, but large enough to be clear enough to use paintings shown as inspiration for new works. The gold shows wonderfully, and I just really, REALLY like it.
4.0 out of 5 stars This is an interesting little book of hours. 13 Mar. 2014
By History Teacher - Published on Amazon.com
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It's pretty and its intriguing. I like how the bas de pages tell stories, such as a little story about falconry and then a bizarre little tournament including monkeys and other animals. And the little miniatures are very nice. I think its an enjoyable choice for someone looking for a less expensive book of hours reproduction. Quite a lot of the book is included and the essays discussing the original are interesting and clear.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 22 Feb. 2015
By Debi Dreese - Published on Amazon.com
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Just what I was looking for!
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