On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles
The variety of themes, influences, but also shapes of books from the Middle Ages is truly astounding. When deciding to embark on a project for a new facsimile edition, the publisher was almost spoilt for choice! Let's explore in detail some of the most striking manuscripts that Faksimile Verlag has chosen to reproduce!
Fans of Dante's Divine Comedy, we have little treat for you: enjoy this short reading about the Ms. 1002 held in the Biblioteca Angelica.
Check out this interesting article written by Brownyn Stocks evaluating the importance of facsimiles in occasion of an exhibition held at Monash University.
Some of the most remarkable books crafted in the Middle Ages display Flemish, Burgundian, and Biblical art. This post shows how some of the most outstanding examples of those arts were turned into exquisite facsimiles.
Fellow book lovers, enjoy this fantastic article from Alumina where you will be given an interesting account on the figure of the unicorn in miniatures.
Do you want to know more about the Psalter of Blanche of Castile, Queen of France? Well, here's a little treat for you!
Check out this article on the Grimani Breviary, an outstanding work of Flemish tradition, that only a few lucky people got to see!
Check out this article about one of the most beloved Italian poets, Francesco Petrarch, considered to be the founder of Humanism. What are you waiting for? Start reading!
The Duke of Berry had one of the most incredible libraries of the Middle Ages, which housed books regarded as precious gems from medieval times. Nowadays, thanks to facsimile editions, every book lover can potentially own a part of this marvelous collection, together with other books of inestimable historical and artistic value. Want a peek?
You have never cared much for calendars? Well, you are going to change your mind when you see Simon Bening's works of art.
Dear fellow book lovers, just yesterday we have launched our latest video part of the "Take a Break from the Present", this time regarding the Lindisfarne Gospels. If you want to know more about this manuscript, read on!
Medieval artists knew how to have fun with manuscripts, so celebrate St. Valentine's day taking a few minutes to enjoy the Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu.
Illuminated medieval manuscripts are to be considered as real and unique treasures of the past: facsimile editions have made it possible to actually have these magnificent works of art faithfully reproduced and easily accessible, to the great delight of scholars, bibliophiles, and layman but passionate readers.
You have probably heard of the Bedford Hours; many questions about this manuscript remain unanswered, so why not take the time to find out what mysteries linger on this beautifully illuminated codex?
Did you know that the Valenciennes Apocalypse is the oldest illustrated manuscript of the Apocalypse that has come down to us? Check out this Alumina article for more information!