Among the glories of extant medieval manuscripts are the splendid illuminated initials in which geometric, curvilinear, animal, religious and other motifs intertwine to form extraordinarily beautiful and decorative letters. For this striking volume, Carol Belanger Grafton has selected 548 illumina... read more
Masterpieces of Illuminated Letters and Borders by W. R. Tymms, M. D. Wyatt Rare letters and borders that once enhanced medieval bibles and other rare manuscripts are ornamented with exquisite florals, curvilinear motifs interwoven with religious figures, and other exquisite embellishments. More than 350 designs, including 256 letters.
The Art of Illumination by Alan Weller Drawn from a variety of sacred sources, this collection presents a dazzling panoply of religious art. Pages from medieval illuminated manuscripts include timeless selections from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic literature.
Ornate Letters and Initials CD-ROM and Book by Dover Vast amount of attractive letters enclosed by floral and foliated motifs, cherubs, mythical creatures, and other quaint figures. Ideal for immediate use in a host of print projects. 812 black-and-white designs.
Among the glories of extant medieval manuscripts are the splendid illuminated initials in which geometric, curvilinear, animal, religious and other motifs intertwine to form extraordinarily beautiful and decorative letters. For this striking volume, Carol Belanger Grafton has selected 548 illuminated letters-alphabetically arranged-from 19th-century reprints of medieval manuscripts. Here are magnificently ornamented initials-some the length of an entire margin, another encompassing the page itself, others delicate miniatures. All are imaginatively and beautifully enhanced with royal and saintly figures, mythical creatures, knights in battle, exquisite florals and much more. Encompassing all the letters of the alphabet, and including a selection of hand-colored chromolithographs, this practical archive of lovely copyright-free designs not only provides commercial artists and illustrators with a wealth of usable letters, it offers a splendid sampling of the ancient art of manuscript illuminations.
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Illuminated Initials in Full Color: 548 Designs was printed on paper made with 10% post-consumer waste,
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