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    Nature Illuminated (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum) (Paperback) By (author) Lee Hendrix

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    DescriptionThe 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.

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    Nature Illuminated
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lee Hendrix
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 218 g
    ISBN 13: 9780892364725
    ISBN 10: 0892364726

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    BIC subject category V2: RB
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BISAC V2.8: ART029000
    B&T Approval Code: A03521000
    DC21: 580.222
    BISAC V2.8: ART015030
    B&T Approval Code: A03504200
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    BISAC V2.8: ART003000
    DC22: 580/.22/2, 580.222
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    BISAC V2.8: DES001000
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    LC classification: QK98.2 .M57 1997
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J Paul Getty Trust Publications,US
    Publication date
    31 December 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA