The Glory of the Painted Page

The Glory of the Painted Page

Manuscript Illuminations from the Permanent Collection
November 6, 2010-April 17, 2011 1916 Building Prints and Drawings Galleries

The history of the book forms one of the chief categories of the material culture of medieval and Renaissance Europe. Its history spans at least a millennium, and for many of us today these handwritten, richly embellished works of art represent the quintessential form of medieval artistic expression. Their appeal is both intimate and timeless. The illuminated manuscript is undoubtedly the most tactile and recognizable of all such collectibles from this era.

The Glory of the Painted Page.

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