This book gathers several studies that focus on the making 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 divides this period with 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. Taking into account the variety of aesthetic proposals that coexisted during the same period, enabled the reconstruction of the making of these manuscripts from the 15th and 16th century. The analysis of artistic production centers and the observation of the role of promoters of the standing of royalty, the papal curia or the Spanish aristocracy contribute to this overall view. Finally, the study of Roman manuscripts during the Duecento suggests a reinterpretation of the classical world, which takes into account the iconographic and ideological connotations of this legacy’s recovery 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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