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04 Mar 11 at 5 pm

Joris Hoefnagel - Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta (1591-96)

Currently in the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Mira calligraphiae monumenta (Model Book of Calligraphy) is the combined effort of master calligrapher Georg Bocskay and court artist Joris Hoefnagel. Considered one of the most precious books of the European Renaissance, it represents the transition from medieval European manuscript illumination to the emergence of the floral still life genre of the early 17th century. Nature Illuminated contains reproductions of 41 manuscript pages with meticulous studies of flora and fauna. An Abecedarium contains 38 illuminated reproductions of Roman capital and Gothic lowercase letters.

(Library Journal review of reprint)

Joris Hoefnagel - Mira Calligraphiae  Monumenta (1591-96)

Currently in the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Mira calligraphiae monumenta  (Model Book of Calligraphy) is the combined effort of master  calligrapher Georg Bocskay and court artist Joris Hoefnagel. Considered  one of the most precious books of the European Renaissance, it  represents the transition from medieval European manuscript illumination  to the emergence of the floral still life genre of the early 17th  century. Nature Illuminated contains reproductions of 41 manuscript  pages with meticulous studies of flora and fauna. An Abecedarium  contains 38 illuminated reproductions of Roman capital and Gothic  lowercase letters.

(Library Journal review of reprint)
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