This book gathers several studies that focus on the creation of books with miniatures or illuminated manuscripts, which include the last Gothic expressions and the first codices in the ways of the Renaissance. The line that separates this period from the Middle Ages doesn’t follow a strict chronology, as the appearance of the Gothic tradition or the new formal language of Tuscany depends on the situation of each European state. The variety of aesthetic proposals that coexisted during the same period enabled the reconstruction of the creation process of these manuscripts from the 15th and 16th centuries. The analysis of artistic production centers and the observation of the role of promoters such as royal figures, the papal curia or the Spanish aristocracy contribute to this overall view. Finally, the study of Roman manuscripts from the Duecento suggests a reinterpretation of the classical world taking into account the iconographic and ideological connotations of the recovery of this legacy before the emergence of the Renaissance.
Josefina Planas (ed.)
Manuscrits il·luminats. La tardor de l’Edat Mitjana i els inicis del Renaixement
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