French Books of Hours Book

French Books of Hours


  • Author : Virginia Reinburg
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107007215

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French Books of Hours Excerpt :

How was the Book of Hours created and used as a book and what did it mean to its owners?

Painted Prayers Book

Painted Prayers


  • Author : Roger S. Wieck
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015040567722

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Painted Prayers Excerpt :

This book features 107 of the finest examples of illuminated pages from medieval and Renaissance Books of Hours. Roger Wieck's comprehensive text introduces the Book of Hours -- a "bestseller" for three hundred years -- to the general reader, discussing its iconography, the artists who illuminated this genre, and its role as a religious text in the lives of its owners. As a collection of both stirring words and inspiring images, the Book of Hours thus comprised a series of "painted prayers".

Books of Hours Reconsidered Book

Books of Hours Reconsidered


  • Author : Sandra Hindman
  • Publisher : Harvey Miller Pub
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 1905375948

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Books of Hours Reconsidered Excerpt :

For over three hunderd years, more Books of Hours were made than any other type of book, even the Bible. From c. 1225, when the first Books of Hours began to appear, to 1571, when during the Counter-Reformation Pope Pius V prohibited the use of all existing Books of Hours, nearly every European family of a certain means owned a Book of Hours. Books of Hours Reconsidered presents recent research on this medieval bestseller in twenty-one essays written by international scholars. The scholarship in this volume helps instill Books of Hours with new life and give them new meaning at a moment when interest in Books of Hours is on the rise.

Two Women in Rome Book
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Two Women in Rome


  • Author : Elizabeth Buchan
  • Publisher : Corvus
  • Release Date : 2022-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 178649535X

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A beautifully atmospheric story of two women who can never meet, set in a city full of secrets ancient and modern...

The Book of Hours Book
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The Book of Hours


  • Author : John P. Harthan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Books of hours
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951001019154R

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The Book of Hours Excerpt :

The Book of Hours were derived from the official service-books of the Church, but they were produced as the personal prayerbooks of the laity. Combining sacred and secular elements in a manner found in no other type of illuminated manuscript, Books of Hours have an especial significance in the history of religious sentiment and in the development of painting.

A Catholic Book of Hours and Other Devotions Book
Score: 4
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A Catholic Book of Hours and Other Devotions


  • Author : William G. Storey
  • Publisher : Loyola Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 9780829425840

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A Catholic Book of Hours and Other Devotions Excerpt :

Storey's new compilation of "The Liturgy of the Hours" is presented in language that is both dignified and contemporary, crafted in accordance with Vatican II's liturgical emphasis and promotion of scriptural prayer.

Time Sanctified Book

Time Sanctified


  • Author : Roger S. Wieck
  • Publisher : George Braziller
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106016877901

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The Gualenghi d Este Hours Book

The Gualenghi d Este Hours


  • Author : Associate Curator of Manuscripts Kurt Barstow
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0892363703

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An illustrated treatise on a book of hours created between 1469 and 1473 in Ferrara, Italy.

A Book of Hours Book
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A Book of Hours


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933495330

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A Book of Hours Excerpt :

Thomas Merton was the most popular proponent of the Christian contemplative tradition in the twentieth century. Now, for the first time, some of his most lyrical and prayerful writings have been arranged into A Book of Hours, a rich resource for daily prayer and contemplation that imitates the increasingly popular ancient monastic practice of "praying the hours." Editor Kathleen Deignan mined Merton's voluminous writings, arranging prayers for Dawn, Day, Dusk, and Dark for each of the days of the week. A Book of Hours allows for a slice of monastic contemplation in the midst of hectic modern life, with psalms, prayers, readings, and reflections.

The Art of Illumination Book

The Art of Illumination


  • Author : Timothy Husband
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Belles heures of Jean of France, Duke of Berry
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588392947

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The Book of Hours Book

The Book of Hours


  • Author : Marianne Boruch
  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-06
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619320482

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Marianne Boruch's patience "allows her to see what is there with a jeweler's sense of facet and flaw" ("Poetry" magazine).

Illuminating Women in the Medieval World Book
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Illuminating Women in the Medieval World


  • Author : Christine Sciacca
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606065266

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Illuminating Women in the Medieval World Excerpt :

When one thinks of women in the Middle Ages, the images that often come to mind are those of damsels in distress, mystics in convents, female laborers in the field, and even women of ill repute. In reality, however, medieval conceptions of womanhood were multifaceted, and women’s roles were varied and nuanced. Female stereotypes existed in the medieval world, but so too did women of power and influence. The pages of illuminated manuscripts reveal to us the many facets of medieval womanhood and slices of medieval life—from preoccupations with biblical heroines and saints to courtship, childbirth, and motherhood. While men dominated artistic production, this volume demonstrates the ways in which female artists, authors, and patrons were instrumental in the creation of illuminated manuscripts. Featuring over one hundred illuminations depicting medieval women from England to Ethiopia, this book provides a lively and accessible introduction to the lives of women in the medieval world.

The Spitz Master Book

The Spitz Master


  • Author : Gregory Clark
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 9780892367122

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Clark examines the book of hours in the context of medieval culture, the book trade in Paris, and the role of Paris as an international center of illumination. 64 illustrations, 40 in color.

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts Book
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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts


  • Author : Michelle Brown
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606066119

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Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts Excerpt :

What is a historiated initial? What are canon tables? What is a drollery? This revised edition of Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms offers definitions of the key elements of illuminated manuscripts, demystifying the techniques, processes, materials, nomenclature, and styles used in the making of these precious books. Updated to reflect current research and technologies, this beautifully illustrated guide includes images of important manuscript illuminations from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and beyond. Concise, readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered in manuscript studies make this portable volume an essential resource for students, scholars, and readers who wish a deeper understanding and enjoyment of illuminated manuscripts and medieval book production.