Other books simply pale in comparison to the beauty, detail and color of this one.
For anyone who loves illuminated manuscripts, book arts, or the Medieval period in general, this is a wonderful resource.
That is all he does, and his numerous books on the subject show his mastery and command of the subject.
The pictures are beautiful but the font is a difficult to read style. I guess it's supposed to look historical, but it just frustrated me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ford Country
The number and quality of illustrations is beyond praise, many unique publications manuscripts from private collections, I do not encountered in other publicationsPublished 9 months ago by Natali
This book is simply beautiful to just sit and turn the pages and drool over the images. You can do that over and over because the images are so complex and so stunning. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lynne Kelly
The reviews posted here are well-written and informative, so I will not even attempt to rewrite their excellent content. Read morePublished 18 months ago by citizen fact checker
I am amazed at getting such a good book on Illuminated Manuscripts for the price I paid. I am using this book to copy artistic styles and to learn the history of the preservation... Read morePublished on November 6, 2012 by Jamie
After purchasing and perusing Introduction to Manuscript Studies by Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, I purchased the book under review, Christopher De Hamel's A History of... Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Nicholas
First, let me admit that I have not yet read the text of this book. I have been so overwhelmed with the sheer beauty and quality of manuscript photos that I haven't been able to... Read morePublished on January 5, 2011 by Just A Girl
This is a very beautiful book. While the text is well written and truly scholarly it is more of ownership, patronage, production and some of function rather than much discussion of... Read morePublished on May 10, 2009 by Chrysalis