Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Illuminated Manuscripts.

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Illuminated Manuscripts.

Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, (1997),

First Edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. 128pp. J. Paul Getty Museum, Item #10452

The Getty Museum's collection of illuminated manuscripts, featured in this book, comprises masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art. Dating from the tenth to the sixteenth century, they were produced in France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, and the eastern Mediterranean. Among the highlights are four Ottonian manuscripts; Romanesque treasures from Germany, Italy, and France; an English Gothic Apocalypse; and late medieval manuscripts painted by such masters as Jean Fouquet, Girolamo da Cremona, Simon Marmion, and Joris Hoefnagel. Included are many objects that have never before been reproduced, as well as all of the Museum's spectacular new acquisitions-among them Boccaccio's Fates of Illustrious Men and Women, a manuscript magnificently illuminated in France in the fifteenth century. Featured are glistening liturgical books, intimate and touching devotional books for private use, books of the Bible, lively histories by Giovanni Bocaccio and Jean Froissart, and a breathtaking model book of calligraphy, Mira calligraphiae monumenta . A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket.

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