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London Rare Books School, Week 2 - Medieval Book Illumination

decoration06 July 2015|10 July 2015
Illuminated manuscripts are not just beautiful books, they provide a particularly rich source of exploration of the nature of individual projects and of the inter-relationship between word and image in both generation and reception. This course will introduce students to the components and vocabulary of illumination and to its techniques and will incorporate brief surveys of its development. However, the focus will be upon the functions that it performed within the manuscript book from late Antiquity until the Renaissance, going beyond decoration and illustration. Its use in navigation and articulation of the text and in penetration of its deeper meaning through multivalent reading will be explored via case studies, as will its potential for better understanding hypertextuality and intertextuality.

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DATE
06 July 2015|10 July 2015
ADDRESS
Malet Street
CITY
EXHIBITOR NUMBER
12
ORGANIZED BY
Institute of English Studies in the University of London
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