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Title The Book of Kings : art, war and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible / volume editors, William Noel and Daniel Weiss.

Published Baltimore : Walters Art Museum ; London : Third Millenium, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  745.67 BOOK    AVAILABLE
Physical description 223 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles ; 31 cm
Notes Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Md., Oct. 27-Dec. 29, 2002.
Exhibition centered around an incomplete manuscript of Old Testament illustrations, possibly commissioned by Louis IX of France and produced in Paris ca. 1250. Ms. is preserved in the Morgan Library under the shelfmark M.638.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index.
Contents Preface / Roger S. Wieck -- Foreword / Gary Vikan -- Portraying the past, illuminating the present : the art of the Morgan Library Picture Bible / Daniel Weiss -- The Morgan Picture Bible and the art of narrative. Picturing the Bible in the Thirteenth Century / C. Griffith Mann. Picturing the world in the Thirteenth Century / Kelly M. Holbert -- Louis IX, the Picture Bible, and the culture of crusading. The politics of war : France and the Holy Land / Jonathan Riley-Smith. The art of war : Thirteenth-Century arms and armor / Stephen N. Fliegel. The rituals of war : departure for crusade in Thirteenth-Century France / William Chester Jordan -- The reception of the Morgan Picture Bible : The first iconographer of the Morgan Picture Bible / William Noel. Shah ̀Abbas and his Picture Bible / Marianna Shreve Simpson -- Catalogue of the exhibition / Cathleen A. Fleck and Richard A. Leson. The Morgan Library Picture Bible on exhibition. Catalogue and checklist -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary -- The first multi-disciplinary study of one of the most important surviving illuminated manuscripts
The Morgan Picture Bible was designed to bring selected Old Testament stories into the 13th-century, the time of its original audience. The creators' original intention was to make these stories not only powerful and meaningful, but as appealing and entertaining as possible by placing biblical heroes in contemporary castles, cathedrals, and other daily settings.
This milestone publication and the accompanying exhibition mark the first time this manuscript has been presented to the public unbound and so makes the same stories powerful and informative for today's museum visitor. The volume is beautifully illustrated, evoking the color and richness of the original Morgan Picture Bible.
Other author Louis IX, King of France, 1214-1270.
Noel, William.
Weiss, Daniel H.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Manuscript. M.638.
Pierpont Morgan Library.
Subject Pierpont Morgan Library. Manuscript. M.638 -- Exhibitions.
Bible -- Picture Bibles -- Exhibitions.
Bible. Old Testament -- Illustrations -- Exhibitions.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, French -- France -- Paris -- 13th century -- Exhibitions.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- France -- Paris.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Gothic -- France -- Paris.
War in art -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 0911886540 (paperback)
1903942160 (hardback)