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Postcards on Parchment
The Social Lives of Medieval Books

Kathryn M. Rudy

Medieval prayer books held not only the devotions and meditations of Christianity, but also housed, slipped between pages, sundry notes, reminders, and ephemera, such as pilgrims’ badges, sworn oaths, and small painted images. Many of these last items have been classified as manuscript illumination, but Kathryn M. Rudy argues that these pictures should be called, instead, parchment paintings, similar to postcards. In a delightful study identifying this group of images for the first time, Rudy delineates how these objects functioned apart from the books in which they were kept. Whereas manuscript illuminations were designed to provide a visual narrative to accompany a book’s text, parchment paintings offered a kind of autonomous ...

2015   362 pp.  80 color + 140 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300209891  $85.00 tx

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The Wilton Diptych

Gothic Wonder
Art, Artifice, and the Decorated Style, 1290–1350

Religious Poverty, Visual Riches
Art in the Dominican Churches of Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries

A Deadly Art
European Crossbows, 1250–1850

Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim

The Art of Illumination
The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry

The Art of Medieval Spain, A.D. 500–1200

Pen and Parchment
Drawing in the Middle Ages

Perceptions of Byzantium and Its Neighbors (843–1261)

The Pieta in French Late Gothic Sculpture
Regional Variations

Sculpture from Notre-Dame, Paris
A Dramatic Discovery

Set in Stone
The Face in Medieval Sculpture

The St. Martin Embroideries

Textiles of Late Antiquity

Treasures of Early Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D.

The Wild Man
Medieval Myth and Symbolism

The Year 1200
A Background Survey

The Year 1200
A Centennial Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Year 1200
A Symposium
09/10/13, Paper $175.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300201673


Abbot Suger and Saint-Denis
A Symposium

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