Illuminated Manuscipts Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda
Illuminated Manuscipts Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Hand-made illuminated manuscripts were initially produced by monks in abbeys but, as they became more popular, production became commercialized and was taken over by secular book-makers. Illuminated manuscripts were quite costly to produce and only those of significant means could afford them.

The most popular type was the Book of Hours which was a Christian devotional of prayers to be said at certain times throughout the day. More Books of Hours have survived than any other work of the period simply because more of them were produced. The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in c. 1440 CE signaled the beginning of the end of hand-made books generally and illuminated manuscripts specifically.

Quoted from Ancient History Encyclopedia

82562.jpg
Illuminated Manuscipts Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (detail)
82564-e15242813309691
Illuminated Manuscipts Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (detail)
©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda
Illuminated Manuscipts Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (detail)

Click for larger image detail:

Image License :

Based on Wikipedia content that has been reviewed, edited, and republished. Original image by R-G Ojéda/RMN. Uploaded by , published on 05 March 2018 under the following license: Public Domain. This item is in the public domain, and can be used, copied, and modified without any restrictions.

Read More 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s