This beautiful edition made in 2018 of “Codices illustres, the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts of the world from 400 to 1600”, by Ingo F. Walther and Norbert Wolf, is an essential work for every good bibliophile and collector of medieval facsimiles. It represents a catalog of the 167 most beautiful and important manuscripts of the Middle Ages, many of them at the reach of any collector thanks to the luxury facsimile editions of the best European publishers.
These paradigmatic works of manuscript illustration from the 4th to the 17th century are invaluable and, until now, they were often kept safely in private collections or well-guarded archives. Discover some of the most exquisite and important manuscripts of the Middle Ages in this collection of brilliant reproductions in large format, complete with a 36-page appendix that includes the biographies of the artists, an index and a glossary.
From The Book of Kells to the Decameron of Boccaccio, through The Genesis of Vienna or The Divine Comedy by Dante, opening “Codices illustres” is like opening the door to a very valuable private world. Available in a new format, this radiant book brings the reader closer to 167 of the most beautiful and important manuscripts of the Middle Ages.
These paradigms of miniatures and illuminations from the 4th to the 17th centuries, presented with magnificent reproductions in large format, belonged to some of the most illustrious figures in history. Considered authentic treasures of the history of art, they are worth their weight in gold and are usually kept safely in private collections or archives guarded with large security measures. Until today.
Although the collection focuses on European manuscripts, Mexican, Persian and Indian specimens have also been selected, showing the refinement and complexity of the illustration of non-European cultures. A detailed synopsis of each manuscript guides the reader, while a 36-page appendix gathers the biographies of the artists, as well as an extensive bibliography, an index and a glossary of technical terms.
This new edition (already sold out) is presented in a hardcover bound in cloth, serigraphed in two colors and with a sash, 17.2 x 24 cm format, 504 beautifully illustrated pages.
The copy that we offer here has the texts in Spanish. Copies are also available in English (please indicate when ordering if you wish in English). If you do not tell us otherwise, we will send you the copy in Spanish.
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