Master of Death. The Lifeless Art of Pierre Remiet, Illuminator. Michael CAMILLE.

Master of Death. The Lifeless Art of Pierre Remiet, Illuminator.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996,

First Edition. large octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 296pp. Yale University Press, New. Item #11015

Imaginative, innovative, and illustrated with some of the most striking images of the Middle Ages, this book is a "history of death in miniature" as told in hundreds of tiny pictures produced by fourteenth-century manuscript illuminator, Pierre Remiet, whose specialty was the representation of death, old age, and decay. Michael Camille explores the artist's work, shedding light on medieval perceptions of death, its fascination with the macabre, and the relationship between mortality and image-making itself. With 145 black and white and 45 colorplates.

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