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    DescriptionIncluded in the magnificent pages of the Mira calligraphiae monumenta are two alphabets. Executed by an unknown hand, the first consists of Roman capital letters; the other is Gothic lower-case letters. As with the calligraphy of Bocskay described above, these alphabets were embellished by Joris Hoefnagel, a painter at the court of Rudolf II. In embellishing the alphabets, Hoefnagel employed symbols and heraldic objects--masks, animals, plants, obelisks--to convey the power and greatness of the emperor. An Abecedarium contains the thirty-eight pages from the Mira codex that display Hoefnagel's virtuosity in decorating the alphabets. Calligraphers, graphic artists, and all lovers of beautiful books will delight in Hoefnagel's artistry.


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    Title
    An Abecedarium: Illustrated Alphabets from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Lee Hendrix
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892364718
    ISBN 10: 0892364718
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Approval Code: A03521000
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000, ART015030
    BIC subject category V2: WFU
    DC21: 745.6
    BIC subject category V2: ACQ
    B&T Approval Code: A03504200
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 745.6
    BISAC V2.8: ART003000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 745.6/1978
    LC classification: Z43.A3 B6325 1997
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    Publisher
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    31 December 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA