An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of the Emperor Rudolf II

An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of the Emperor Rudolf II

by Lee Hendrix (Author), TheaVignau-Wilberg (Author)

Synopsis

Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta is a flamboyant demonstration of two arts - calligraphy and miniature painting - and was produced in the court of Emperor Rudolf II. This is the second half which comprises two alphabets drawn and illuminated by miniaturist Joris Hoefnagel. One consists of Roman capital letters (majuscules), the other, Gothic lower-case letters (minuscules). Both are ingeniously illustrated by symbols and heraldic objects. They are fully explained with a detailed commentary.

$3.77

Save:$7.78 (67%)

Quantity

Temporarily out of stock

More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 64
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Published: 06 May 1997

ISBN 10: 0500017891
ISBN 13: 9780500017890