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Illuminated Manuscripts (Shire Library) by Richard Hayman

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Illuminated Manuscripts (Shire Library) by Richard Hayman, Shire Publications, 2017, 72 pages

This Shire Library book describes the origin and history of illumination in the Middle Ages, covering the artists and their techniques, and the patrons who commissioned them. It explains the subject matter found in medieval works, such as saints and Bible stories and the use of ornamental flourishes, and is illustrated with many fine examples of the genre including the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells.