The Art Of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers And The "Belles Heures" Of Jean De France, Duc De Berry (Metropolitan Museum Of Art)

The Art Of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers And The "Belles Heures" Of Jean De France, Duc De Berry (Metropolitan Museum Of Art)

The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the "Belles Heures" of Jean de France, Duc de Berry (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

One of the most lavishly illustrated codices of the Middle Ages, the Belles Heures (1405–1408/9) is the only manuscript executed in its entirety by the famed Limbourg brothers. Commissioned by its magisterial patron, Jean de France, duc de Berry, this richly illuminated Book of Hours, intended for private devotion and now housed in The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum, counted among the duke’s large collection of prized possessions. The luminous scenes depicting the legends of the saints, the Hours of the Virgin, and the like, many with elaborately designed borders, exemplify the transcendent splendor of the Limbourg brothers’ talents.

Review

"[A] beautifully produced book."--Margaret Goehring
(Margaret Goehring Renaissance Quarterly)

"A lavish publication...[The Art of Illumination] is an authoritative...monographic manuscript studym providing an in-depth look at one of the most luxurious manuscripts in existence."--Martha Easton, Speculum--A Journal of Medieval Studies
(Martha Easton Speculum--A Journal of Medieval Studies)

About the Author

Timothy Bates Husband is Curator, Department of Medieval Art...

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