The Pigments of British Medieval Illuminators: A Scientific and Cultural Study

Richard Gameson*, Andrew Beeby, Flavia Fioreillo, Catherine Nicholson, Paola Ricciardi, Suzanne Reynolds

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This comprehensive and richly illustrated volume is the first-ever history of British medieval illuminators’ pigments. It rests on first-hand investigation, with optimal scientific techniques, of a wide selection of manuscripts, ranging in date from the seventh century to the fifteenth. It provides an authoritative, engaging and accessible guide to this understudied field, for historians, art historians, librarians, conservators, heritage scientists, and anyone interested in the art, culture and techniques of book illumination.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherArchetype Publications
Number of pages490
ISBN (Print)9781909492967
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2023

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