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The court of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II produced nothing more amazing than the Mira calligraphiae monumenta, a brilliant demonstration of two arts--calligraphy and miniature painting. The project began when Rudolf's predecessor, Ferdinand I, commissioned master calligrapher Georg Bocskay to create a model book of calligraphy. A preeminent scribe, Bocskay assembled a vastThe court of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II produced nothing more amazing than the Mira calligraphiae monumenta, a brilliant demonstration of two arts--calligraphy and miniature painting. The project began when Rudolf's predecessor, Ferdinand I, commissioned master calligrapher Georg Bocskay to create a model book of calligraphy. A preeminent scribe, Bocskay assembled a vast selection of contemporary and historic scripts. Years later, at Rudolf's behest, miniaturist Joris Hoefnagel filled the spaces on each manuscript page with insects, fruits, flowers, and other botanical images. The combination of word and illustration is rare and, on its tiny scale, constitutes one of the marvels of the Central European Renaissance. Nature Illuminated reproduces forty-one pages from the original codex. Those who love and collect beautiful books will be endlessly fascinated by Hoefnagel's imagery and invention. The accompanying commentary identifies and explains the details of Hoefnagel's exquisitely crafted illuminations....

Title : Nature Illuminated: Flora and Fauna from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II
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ISBN : 9780892364725
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
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Nature Illuminated: Flora and Fauna from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II Reviews

  • Qubitng
    2018-09-03 09:28

    Small selection of astounding calligraphy by Croatian scribe Georg Bocskay accompanied by equally impressive illuminations by Flemish painter Joris Hoefnagel taken from the codex "Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta". A very short and small book with good introductory text. However the reproduced images are far far too small and resolution not high enough such that calligraphic detail is lost. 5 (content) - 2 (format) = 3 stars.

  • Sashka Maximova
    2018-09-20 14:26

    A true monument to calligraphy and illustration

  • Ever
    2018-09-06 13:30

    Absolute eye-candy on every page. Exquisite.

  • Jessie
    2018-09-15 10:24

    soooooooooooooo beauuuuuuuuuutiful.

  • Chelsea Ursaner
    2018-09-13 15:22

    Why is this book not called Flora, Fauna, and Fonts? Beautiful calligraphy and illustrations and an interesting backstory.