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This just surfaced a few years ago, one of the most spectacular new discoveries in Renaissance art. A nearly complete one-of-a-kind illustrated manuscript, circa 1550, first published as a deluxe $200 edition. Large-format illustrations in gouache and watercolor depict wondrous and eerie celestial phenomena, conflagrations, floods, and catastrophes and occurrences: the creation of the world, the Old Testament, ancient tradition, and medieval chronicles. Also contemporary phenomona amd illustrations of the visionary Book of Revelation, picturing the end of the world!
This was created in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg, in what is now Germany.
The surprisingly modern-looking, sometimes hallucinatory illustrations and the descriptions of the Book of Miracles strikingly convey a unique view of the concerns and anxieties of the 16th century, of apocalyptic thinking. Considered one of the most important works of the German Renaissance, this is finally available to art lovers and scholars.
The introduction puts the codex in its cultural and historical context, and here too is an extensive description of the manuscript and its miniatures, as well as a complete transcript of the text.
Till-Holger Borchert, an expert in Early Netherlandish paintings, has been chief curator at the Groeningemuseum in Bruges since 2002. Joshua P. Waterman received a Ph.D. from Princeton University for his dissertation on interrelations of literature and visual art of the Silesian Baroque.
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Item Code BOMIRH Publisher Taschen Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9783836564144 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x13 # Pages 292pg Color Full Color
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