Renaissance illuminators in Paris artists & artisans 1500-1715

Bibliographic Details
Authors and Corporations: Rouse, Richard H. (Author), Rouse, Mary A. (Author)
Title: Renaissance illuminators in Paris artists & artisans 1500-1715 Richard H. Rouse & Mary A. Rouse
London; Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2019
Physical Description:280 Seiten; Illustrationen
Part of: A survey of manuscripts illuminated in France ; [5]
ISSN/ISBN: 9781912554287
Summary:Johannes Gutenberg had perfected at Mainz a workable press using movable type to print books by the 1450s at latest, an invention quickly seized upon in the Italian cities and, a bit more cautiously (by 1470), in Paris. Yet the production of manuscript books, and the careers of those who wrote them and of the artists who painted in them, continued in Paris for two centuries and more after Gutenberg?s revolution in book-making. The Rouses follow the traces of this continuity in the midst of change. They document the various stratagems that Parisian manuscript artisans eventually adopted in their attempt to survive, as the market for manuscripts and the demand for their services inexorably dwindled. In its death throes, the process ended with a brilliant supernova of gorgeous manuscripts made for the Sun King in the eighteenth century
Type of Resource:Book
Source:Verbunddaten SWB
Notes:Schriftenreihe und Zählung der Verlagshomepage entnommen
Language: English