Illuminated Manuscripts… is a pocket-size collection of medieval and renaissance paintings typically found in books, bibles, scientific works, and the “how-to” reference guides of the day.
This particular volume has seen much use at the MKCREATIVE Design studio. It’s a rich source of inspiration and ideas â€“ we are forever referring to it for guidance and direction. It’s also an interesting window into the lives of those of have gone before us in glorious, vibrant colour.
From the introduction, “…They are like museums between the covers of books and constitute the largest surviving body of painting from this period….(and) since they are parts of books much can also be learned about how earlier men and women lived, what they wrote, read, and thought, and how they used and contributed to knowledge.”