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The Art of Illuminating As Practiced in Europe in the Earliest Times

By: Tymms, W. R. , Wyatt, M. D.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: England, Studio Editions: 1987

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 004551

ISBN: 1851700455

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


This volume provides a marvelous insight into the world of religious art and embellishment as it was practiced in Europe from the 6th Century through to the flowering of the Renaissance in Italy. Tymms collected 100 plates showing the different styles of ornament and decoration, while Wyatt contributed informative essays on the history of illuminating and a practical resume of how the art should be practiced today. They are important and, with the 100 plates in this book convey the full flavor of the lettering styles. Coupled with the border decorations, this is an important and valuable sourc... View more info