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Illuminating the book : makers and interpreters : essays in honour of Janet Backhouse / edited by Michelle P. Brown and Scot McKendrick
Bib ID 6889168
Format BookBook [text, volume]
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Description London : British Library ; Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1998 
314 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles (some color) ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 0712345876
9780712345873
0802044115 (Canada University of Toronto Press)
9780802044112 (Canada University of Toronto Press)
Series

British Library studies in medieval culture.

Summary

Illuminating the Book: Makers and Interpreters is published in honour of Janet Backhouse, Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at The British Library, who retired in 1998 after a 35-year career at the British Museum and Library. Many eminent scholars and colleagues have contributed essays reflecting Janet's own research interests, particularly in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance, and in the interaction between English collectors and continental book producers.

Full contents
  • Preface / Michelle P. Brown and Scot McKendrick
  • Memoir : Janet Backhouse, colleague and friend / Pamela Porter and Shelley Jones
  • Sarah and Hagar : laughter and tears / Ruth Mellinkoff
  • Pictorial and verbal play in the margins : the case of British Library, Stowe ms. 49 / Lucy Freeman Sandler
  • The Master of François de Rohan : a familiar French Renaissance miniaturist with a new name / Myra D. Orth
  • An unknown manuscript made for Philip the Good / Nicole Reynaud
  • The "large letters" of the Litlington Missal and Westminster Abbey in 1383-84 / Pamela Tudor-Craig
  • Two illuminated guild registers from Bedfordshire / Richard Marks
  • Sir Thomas Wriothesley and his heraldic artists / Ann Payne
  • Jean Fouquet and Italy : " ... buono maestro, maxime a ritrarre del naturale" / Mark L. Evans
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Subjects Backhouse, Janet, 1938-2004  |  Illumination of books and manuscripts, Gothic.  |  Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance.  |  Bibliofilie.  |  Codicologie.  |  Geïllustreerde handschriften.  |  Enluminure médiévale.  |  Enluminure de la Renaissance.  |  Illumination of books and manuscripts, Gothic.  |  Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance.  |  Geïllustreerde handschriften.  |  Bibliofilie.  |  Codicologie.  |  Buchmalerei.  |  Buchmalerei.  |  Enluminure médiévale.  |  Enluminure de la Renaissance.  |  Manuscrits anglais (vieil anglais) -- Angleterre (GB)  |  Manuscrits latins -- Angleterre (GB)  |  Buchmalerei.  |  Aufsatzsammlung.
Form/genre Aufsatzsammlung.  |  Bibliographie.
Other authors/contributors Brown, Michelle (Michelle P.) editor  |  McKendrick, Scot, editor  |  Backhouse, Janet, curator

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