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The Making of the Morgan from Charles McKim to Renzo Piano

Paul Spencer Byard, Cynthia Davidson, Charles E. Pierce, Jr., and Brian Regan
2008. 204 pages. Color illustrations.
9 x 12 inches. Hardcover.

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Studying Nature
Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection

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2011. 159 pages. Color illustrations.
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Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France

Roger S. Wieck, with contributions by Francisco H. Trujillo
2014. 95 pages.
Color illustrations. Paperback.

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Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries

Stephen Hebron
2014. 300 pages.
200 color illustrations.
9.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover.

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Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne
Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne
Limited edition of 1980.
Includes Commentary.
3.1 x 4.9 inches.

Product Code: x1212


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This prayer book, preserved in the Morgan, was commissioned by Anne of Brittany, wife of two successive kings of France–Charles VIII and Louis XII–and thus twice Queen of France, for herself and her son Charles-Orland. It was made in Tours from 1492 to 1495. The book fascinates in its rich illustration and its thirty-four airy, light flooded miniatures, which are among the most delicate examples to be found at the end of the 15th century.

They are the work of an excellent illuminator of the time, Jean Poyer. His extraordinary talent is shown in his extremely spacious and vaporous landscapes. The soft carnation Dof his faces, the graciously presented figures, the bright and frequently unusual combination of colors used for clothing, and the architecture of Italian influence so typical of his miniatures, announce the advent of the Renaissance in France.

The commentary comprises articles by Roger S. Wieck, a Morgan curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, and Michelle Hearne, as well as a full transcription and translation of all the prayers to help make the manuscript accessible to today's readers. The complete edition, consisting of a facsimile and a commentary volume, is available in a decorative case covered with scarlet leather.

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