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Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 200
  • Illustrations: 157 (138 in full color)
  • Dimensions: 9'' x 11''
  • Format: Hardcover
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  • ISBN: 9780300148947



By Melanie Holcomb, et al.

This fascinating volume is the first book to examine and celebrate the achievements of medieval draftsmen in depth. It reproduces rarely seen leaves from forty-nine manuscripts dating from the ninth to the early fourteenth century. In the accompanying texts, Melanie Holcomb and other experts in the field consider the techniques, uses, and aesthetics of medieval drawings, casting light on their critical role in the intellectual life of the Middle Ages.

The catalogue is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

200 pages, 157 illustrations (138 in full color). 9'' x 11''. Hardcover.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

an excellent catalog that brings together a pithy introductory essay by Ms. Holcomb and lengthy entries by Ms. Williams and a dozen other curators and scholars. That number alone suggests both the broad scope of the works on view and the rarity of the occasion
The New York Times

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