On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles
Each year at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Europe's largest, I delve into the latest news and rumors from the European publishing scene. It's a unique opportunity to (re)connect, learn, and celebrate the ever-evolving world of books.
Explore with Liz Teviotdale the mesmerizing world of three closely related illuminated Apocalypse manuscripts from 14th century England. Uniting the Latin with an Anglo-Norman translation, commentary, and striking imagery, these manuscripts offer a captivating glimpse into Saint John's apocalyptic visions.
Professor Shirin Fozi explains why she found handling the newly acquired Hebrew facsimiles in the University of Pittsburgh’s library to be transformative and why the physical presence of the facsimiles in the library proved vital for her seminars.
Find out how professors and experts in medieval studies took advantage of facsimile editions as teaching tools. And don't miss the chance to book a free class with facsimile edition expert Giovanni Scorcioni.
Why does the facsimile of the Herrenalb Prayer Book offer a precious insight into the ancient and fascinating art of crafting medieval codices? Let’s find out with Liz Teviotdale.
A book about monstrous creatures, an herbal with hundreds of illustrations of medicinal plants and animals, two codices by Leonardo da Vinci that got lost for 150 years: the Frankfurt Book Fair granted me the privilege to get a preview of new amazing facsimiles. Read and choose your favorite!
Find out how an American Professor specializing in art history used a facsimile of a medieval map of the Roman Empire to enrich and deepen her students’ learning experience. Teaching in a hybrid environment during the pandemic has been quite a challenge for both teachers and students, but in this case, it turned into a great opportunity.
The miniatures of the Vatican Terence (ca. 825, Aachen), even if painted centuries after the performances portrayed, provide an insight into both late Roman art and the conventions of ancient drama and society. Let's meet the Masks of the Roman Stage!
Futurism was an artistic movement centered in Italy that emphasized the dynamism, speed, energy, and power of the machine, and the vitality, change, and restlessness of modern life.
The Pamplona Bible is an extraordinary example of the evolving characteristics of the Christian Bible. Completed around 1200, the Bible comprises three volumes with a large number of colored drawings in the Romanesque style.
In April 2021, Giovanni was invited as a guest speaker at Harvard University. Read through his own report on the talk he gave on the production of manuscript facsimiles and their use for teaching, research, and artistic purposes.
From November 15th to February 26th 2017, the Institut du Monde Arabe will be hosting the "Aventuries Des Mers" exhibition. The collection will take us on a journey throughout the globe, with the aid of some 200 hundred pieces, including the Fra Mauro map facsimile.
George Cochrane's graphic novel is now in production. This is your chance to grab one of the last copies available for sale.
Hunting, particularly falconry, was a distinguished practice of the courtly elite globally across the Middle Ages. In addition to indicating noble status, hunting was also the subject of study and scientific inquiry.
We want to thank everyone who has followed our journey into the world of The Divine Comedy, taking a closer look at George Cochrane’s artistic process in completing ‘La Divina Commedia - The New Manuscript’