Book of Kells free to view online

The Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, made a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day gift to the world. The Book of Kells can now be viewed online for free.

Click on the image! Enjoy!

Book of Kells

 

White Vine Illumination

Look at this nice White Vine Illumination and how vivid the colors still are after 900 years. You can also see the holes that were punched in with a stylus to mark where the baselines should be drawn. Tuscany, 1150, New Testament, Parchment. Perkins Library at Duke University, NC.

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Edward Johnston’s Blackboards

Photographs of Edward Johnston’s blackboards at the Royal College of Art and Central School of Arts and Crafts, London.

Scribe Johann Hering

‘Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen’ (calligraphic writing styles) was produced in the 1620s in Germany by the scribe, Johann Hering.

Johann Hering

 

 

Video: Making Manuscripts

A wondeful video about making manuscripts by the Getty Museum. Don’t miss this!

From the YouTube video description provided:

Published on Jun 17, 2014 An illuminated manuscript is a book written and decorated completely by hand. Illuminated manuscripts were among the most precious objects produced in the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, primarily […]