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Sandra Hindman et Federica Toniolo - The Burke Collection of Italian Manuscript Paintings.
The magnificent Burke Collection of Italian miniatures, which is housed in Special Collections in the the Stanford University Libraries, has been built... Lire la suite
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The magnificent Burke Collection of Italian miniatures, which is housed in Special Collections in the the Stanford University Libraries, has been built over more than twenty years and includes manuscript leaves, cuttings, and codices by many of the greatest Italian artists of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Works in the collection range in date from the 12th through the 16th centuries, and in them we see masterfully painted initials, borders, and miniatures that enhance our appreciation of the great skill that John Ruskin called "writing made beautiful.
" Comprised of over 40 miniatures from 35 different artists representing 13 different regions of Italy, the collection is characterized by its astonishingly high quality. It includes works produced by the most renowned Italian illuminators, who are often also documented as painters. Artists from Florence and Siena are certainly the best represented in the Burke collection. These include masterpieces by Don Simone Camaldolese, Lorenzo Monaco, Beato Angelico of Florence, and Giovanni di Paolo and Pellegrino di Mariano of Siena.
The collection equally underlines the range of styles achieved by Italian illuminators active in Emilia-Romana, where great interpreters of Giotto were active, such as Neri da Rimini, Tommaso da Modena, and Nicolò di Giacomo, as well as masterpieces of the Venetian school, such as works by Cristoforo Cortese and the Master of the Murano Gradual. Lombardy is represented by one of the notable specialists of late Gothic painting, the Olivetan Master.
Among the many highlights, there is the incomparable and world-class Crucifixion of the Master of Saint Francis of Assisi. Edited by Sandra Hindman (Professor Emerita of Art History at Northwestern University and Owner of Les Enluminures) and Federica Toniolo (Professor History of Illuminated Manuscripts and Medieval Art, University of Padova), with an introduction by Christopher de Hamel, this catalogue presents essays written by an international team of authors from England, Italy, Switzerland and the United States, each a specialist in their fields.


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    25,0 cm × 30,6 cm × 4,2 cm

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and former Librarian of the Parker Library. Previously he was in charge of sales of Western Manuscripts at Sotheby's in London. He is the author of many books, including A History of Illuminated Manuscripts (originally published 1986, translated into many languages, and second edition, 1997) and the award-winning Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts (2016).
SANDRA HINDMAN is Professor Ementa of Art History at Northwestern University and Founder and President of Les Enluminures, Paris, Chicago, and NewYork, She is author, coauthor, or editor of more than a dozen books, as well as numerous articles on the history and reception of illuminated manuscripts, on the transition from manuscript to print, and on medieval rings. These publications include Christine de Pizan's Epistre Others" : Painting and Politics at the Court of Charles VI (1986) ; The Robert Lehman Collection.
IVIlluminations (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997) ; Manuscript Illumination in the Modern Age : Recovery and Reconstruction (2001) ; and Books ofHours Reconsidered (with James Marrow, 2013). FEDERICA TONIOLO is Full Professor, University of Padua, Italy. Focusing on late medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, she has studied the Italian courts, especially Ferrara and Urbino, and on Borso d'Este's famous Bible she published La Bibbia di Bassa d'Este : Cortesia e magnificenza a Ferrara tra Tardogotico e Rinascimento, Commentario al Codice (1997).
In addition to her numerous books and articles, she has co-curated several exhibitions and contributed to volumes on Italian Choir Books and on cuttings. Her research interests include illustrated incunabula and early printed books, and she coauthored Gli incunaboli della Biblioteca del Seminario Vescovile di Padova : Catalogo e Studi (with Lilian Armstrong and Piero Scapecchi, 2008).

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