Author:Andreas Fingernagel and Christian Gastgeber, Editors


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In the Beginning Was the Word-power and Glory of Illuminated Bibles

By: Andreas Fingernagel and Christian Gastgeber, Editors

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Koln, London etc, Taschen: 2003

Seller ID: 040806

ISBN: 3822829056

Condition: Near Fine

In the beginning was the Word, and the Middle Ages was the high time of the Bible. Thanks to the wealth and influence of kings, princes and important personalities of the Curia, ornately illustrated bibles were commissioned in that era - certificates of extraordinary craftsmanship. The most sumptuous Bibles give examples from all eras of the Middle Ages and present an illustrated Bible in theological and historical contexts. The manuscripts, whose beauty and importance are undeniable, are investigated further from the art-historical point of view. In texts by Andreas Fingernagel, Stephan F├╝ss... View more info