Illuminated Manuscripts by Keith Pointing & Robin Plummer
by Keith Pointing & Robin Plummer
Brockhampton Press, 1997, ISBN 1860194877, colour plates throughout, small hardback with pictorial covers.
Like New Condition, small chip to back cover (see photographs)
'A great number of the most creative works of art to survive from the Middle Ages (c. A.D. 1000 - 1500) are found in illuminated manuscripts. In much the same way as today a poet and an artist might collaborate upon an illustrated volume of poetry, so in medieval times the illuminated manuscript was the product of partnership, between scribe (or scribes) - who wrote out the text - and the illuminator (s) - the craftsman who produced the images. However, as the printed press was not invented until the Fifteenth Century, the entire medieval project was manufactured by hand.'