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Author Wieck, Roger S.

Title Painted prayers : the book of hours in medieval and Renaissance art / Roger S. Wieck.

Published New York : George Braziller, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  242.0940902 WIEC    DUE 29-10-19
Physical description 144 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary In Painted Prayers, the two key elements of Books of Hours are explored: the glorious illuminations and the texts. 107 color plates reproduce stellar pages from Books of Hours that range from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries and come from all the major manuscript-producing countries of Europe: France, Belgium, The Netherlands, England, Italy, and Spain. Mr. Wieck's text offers explanations and translations of key passages from the various "Hours," psalms, Gospel lessons, hymns, litanies, and private prayers found in a typical Book of Hours. The Book of Hours is explored from illuminated manuscripts to the early printed editions of the same texts, leading us from the piety of the Gothic era into the culture of the Renaissance.
Subject Books of hours -- Texts.
Books of hours -- Illustrations.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance.
ISBN 0807614181 (cloth)
080761419X (paperback)