Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe

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This exhaustive and widely illustrated catalog focuses on the finest manuscripts illuminated and produced in Europe during the great era in Flemish Enlightenment. During this aesthetically fertile period (which began in 1467 with the reign of the Duke of Burgundy, Charles the Bold, and ended in 1561 with the death of the artist Simon Beningthe) the art of painting in books was raised to a new level of sophistication. Sharing the inspiration with the famous painters of the time, the illuminators achieved surprising innovations in the management of color, light, texture and space, creating a naturalistic style that would lead European taste for nearly a century

Edited by Thomas Kren and Scot McKendrick