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The St. Albans Psalter: Painting and Prayer in Medieval England Paperback – September 20, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1606061459 ISBN-10: 1606061453 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum; 1 edition (September 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606061453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606061459
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“[St. Albans Psalter is] both impressive in its scholarship and perfectly readable for the interested layperson.”—Los Angeles Times


“[This book] reveal[s] new information on . . . the fine art of manuscript illumination. . . . In a mind-boggling act of restoration, the Getty removed the painted leaves of the book from its original binding in order to study and compare them.”–Western Mail


St. Albans Psalter: Painting and Prayer in Medieval England investigates the style, iconography, themes and different sections of the manuscript, its original purpose and several of its continuing mysteries.”—Church Building & Heritage Review

About the Author

Kristen Collins is associate curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Peter Kidd is a freelance researcher specializing in medieval manuscripts. Nancy Turner is manuscripts conservator in the Department of Paper Conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John C. Frandsen on April 3, 2014
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This book is a wonderful experience, about the best one can do to recreate the glory of an illuminated manuscript at an affordable price.
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By Teresa M. on October 29, 2014
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A good book about Medieval Manuscripts, good illustrations!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pat Crepeau on August 18, 2014
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leslie W on November 15, 2013
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This is a beautiful volume and a wonderful addition to any medieval manuscript book library. The images are lovely, great color. A great learning tool for artists and calligraphers.
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