Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms
Michelle P. Brown
What is breviary? What is antiphonal? What is an incipit? This superbly illustrated book - part of the popular Looking At Series - offers definitions of the techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer are presented in an easily portable format.
With numerous illustrations drawn from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and The British Library - many of them in color - this volume will be invaluable to all readers wishing to increase their enjoyment and understanding of illuminated manuscripts.