Describes and illustrates the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of nearly 40 illuminations from Italian choral manuscripts. 64p.
Representing the work of Gothic and Renaissance masters, these paintings in miniature bear witness to exceptional aesthetic accomplishment, are a rich source of information about the development of chant, serve as primary sources for the study of the lives of religious communities and of the philosophy and faith that infused medieval Europe, and offer a glimpse of Italy at the dawn of the Renaissance. (#29720)
Title: Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500 (Metropolitan Museum of Art).
Author: Barbara Drake Boehm
Condition: Used: Unmarked. Good. Rubbing on the back cover.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009.
Keywords: Books, Manuscripts, Painting, Religious Art, Gothic, Renaissance, Miniatures, Middle Ages, Medieval, Music, Art History