"Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J.Paul Getty Museum" by . Kren

Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J.Paul Getty Museum . Kren

Getty Publications - (Yale)
Publication date:
02 Apr 2009
J. Paul Getty Museum
96 pages: 236 x 164 x 14mm
71 full-colour illustrations; 71 full-colour illustrations


This book presents a lavishly illustrated survey of the art of illumination from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. It features 71 full-colour reproductions. This sumptuous volume presents more than 70 full-colour reproductions of some of the most highly-prized German and Central European manuscript illuminations in the world. This outstanding volume is the perfect introduction to an exquisite art form that flourished for centuries before the advent of the printing press and one that is now making a comeback in the world of bespoke art and design. The full-colour reproductions of these masterpiece works range from a sumptuously illuminated Ottonian texts from the late 10th and early 11th centuries to a copy of Rudolf von Em's Weltchronik, produced in the early fifteenth century, and chivalric and dynastic manuscripts from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.

Thomas Kren is senior curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum and an award-winning writer.