Codices illustres. Los manuscritos iluminados más bellos del mundo desde 400 hasta 1600

Publisher: Taschen
Binding: Hardcover
Language: Español
Pages: 504
Measurements: 17.50 x 24.50 cm

From The Book of Kells to the Decameron of Boccaccio, through The Genesis of Vienna or The Divine Comedy of Dante, open Codices illustres is like to the door to the world private very valuable. Available in a new format, this book refers the reader to 167 of the most important and important manuscripts of the Middle Ages.

These paradigms of miniatures and illuminations from the 4th to the 17th centuries, reproduced with magnificent reproductions in large format, belonging to some of the most illustrious figures in history. Considered authentic treasures of the history of art, they are worth their weight in gold and usually keep a good collection in private collections or archives guarded with large security measures. Until today.

Although the collection focuses on European manuscripts, Mexican products have also been correctly selected, the results shown in the refinement and complexity of the illustration of non-European cultures are shown. A synopsis of each manuscript guides the reader, while a 36-page appendix gathers the biographies of the artists, as well as an extensive bibliography, an index and a glossary of technical terms.

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