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Manuscripts dd3.15.10

  1. 1. Highlights about  Illuminated Manuscripts By Amanda Bankowski Graphic Design 1 March 15, 2010 Professor Nixon
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Manuscript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Latin for hand “manus” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Latin for writing “scriptum” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written by hand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luxurious manuscripts were illuminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decorated with pictures in bright colors and burnished in gold leaf </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appeared as if it was lit up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People who owned books: Doctors, lawyers, civil servants and teachers </li></ul></ul>Brief History
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Early books made of vellum – goat, calf, or sheep skin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books were expensive and rare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper became available mid-8th century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moveable type ended the era of manuscript production </li></ul></ul>Brief History
  4. 4. Religious Manuscripts <ul><ul><li>Majority of illuminated manuscripts were created for religious purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bibles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Book of Revelations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Around the 12th Century other books were also illuminated </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Medicinal Manuscripts
  6. 6. Botany Manuscripts add year
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>The formats that illuminated manuscripts use are also used today. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some examples include: </li></ul></ul>Aspects of Manuscripts <ul><ul><li>1. Text Wrap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Multiple Cloumn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Double Spread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Drop Cap </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Text Wrap Text follows the shape of the image
  9. 9. Text Wrap The image fits right into the text
  10. 10. Double Spread Two pages
  11. 11. Double Spread Picture on the left
  12. 12. Double Spread Text on the right
  13. 13. Double Spread Drop cap
  14. 14. Multiple Columns Several columns divide up information
  15. 15. Drop Cap First letter is larger than the rest of the text
  16. 16. Drop Cap Letter is decorated to stand out
  17. 17. Bibliography <ul><ul><li>“ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Illuminated Manuscripts.” NEW ADVENT: Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2010. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09620a.htm>. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Curator’s introduction.” British Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2011. <www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/illmanus/curatorintro23275.html>. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ History of Illuminated Manuscripts.” Phil Barber’s Historic Newspaper Shop. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2010. <http://www.historicpages.com/texts/mshist.htm>. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Illumination History.” Medieval Illumination. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2010. http://www.illuminatedpage.com/history.html. </li></ul></ul>

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