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    Vienna Genesis

    1. Wiener Genesis (Leather Binding) – Insel Verlag – 1980 – Folios are not cut according to the original. – 1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original ...

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    Charlemagne, Part II

    Charlemagne is a historical figure whose importance and impact on history is difficult to overstate. He was a great warrior-king who conquered and ruled over more territory than any other medieval monarch in Latin Christendom, but whose contributions to European culture, art, and society were even...

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    The St. Peter Pericopes

    A masterpiece of Romanesque illumination, 55 colourful miniatures on golden grounds – and thus the wealthiest picture cycle ever seen in a high-medieval Gospel manuscript to date – plus eighty-one initials in gold, mostly anthropomorphic in character, set among colourful blossoms and scrollwork:...

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    Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

    This year, the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest book fair in the world, took place from October 19th-23rd. More than 7,000 exhibitors from over 10 countries displayed their newest pieces, nearly 30,000 visitors (half of them visiting professionals) allowed themselves to be carried off into another,...

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    Rohan Hours

    The Rohan Hours is one of the most astounding books of hours that was ever created in the history of French illumination. It was the first book of hours in the world to feature full-page miniatures and broke with the strict rules of composition for medieval books of hours. It was produced in Paris...

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    Bamberg Apocalypse

    Zwischen 1000 und 1020 entstand im Skriptorium des Klosters Reichenau ein einzigartiges Wunderwerk der handschriftlichen Buchkunst. Die Bamberger Apokalypse, welche seit dem Jahr 2003 zum Weltdokumentenerbe der UNESCO gehört, ist das bekannteste und kostbarste Werk der Reichenauer Buchkünstler. Es...

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    Prayers of Repentance by Albrecht Glockendon for John II of Palatinate-Simmern

    Count John II’s Prayers of Penitence book is an example of the last high point of book art before the emergence of the printing press. It derives from the hand of the great Nuremberg miniaturist and book artist, Albrecht, who was part of a well know family of artists. The impressive miniatures deal...

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    Crowning Ceremonial of Emperor Charles V

    The Crowning Ceremonial of Emperor Charles V was created in 1530 and documents the ceremonial coronation of Charles V as Holy Roman Emperor. The historical manuscript was in the possession of Pope Clemens VII and is decorated with valuable miniatures and Initials. Today the inestimably valuable...

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    Vatican Office of the Virgin

    Das Offizium der Madonna wurde im frühen 15. Jahrhundert vom Davidmeister aus dem Breviarium Grimani in Brügge angefertigt. Es enthält 34 hochwertige, ganzseitige Miniaturen und unzählige Schmuckinitialen. Die kunstvollen Bordüren der Miniaturen sind typische für die berühmte belgische Buchmalerei....

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    Rudolf von Ems: Weltchronik

    Die Weltchronik des Rudolf von Ems, entstanden um 1255 im Auftrag des Stauferkönigs Konrad IV., behandelt die Geschichte der Welt von der Schöpfung über biblische und historische Ereignisse bis hin zu zeitgenössischen Begebenheiten des 13. Jahrhunderts. Damit verfasste er ein bedeutendes...

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    Charlemagne (747 - 814)

    The great epoch of the famous Carolingian emperor and ruler over a huge empire (ruled 768-814) is also a time of the highest importance for book illumination. At his Royal Palace of Aachen, the illuminators of the co-called Court School of Charlemagne were active and produced – drawing on late...

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    HOURS OF CATHERINE OF CLEVES

    For the beholder, the facsimile of Catherine of Cleve’s private mediation and prayer book, originating ca. 1430, represents one of the most exciting and high-quality artistic works of 15th century illumination in existence. Found behind the small-format book cover of 19.1 x 13 cm are 714 vellum...

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    Mainz Gospels

    The Mainz Gospels is considered one of the most important testimonies of the German book art of the 13th century. The masterful manuscript is so richly and artistically hand decorated with gold and silver that only one tiny group of people could make it. So the assumption can be made that the...

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    Insular Illumination (ca. 600-850)

    Insular illumination has produced the loveliest evidence of book art. Excessive ornamentation in unbelievable combinations distinguishes codices of the 7th to the 9th centuries from the British Isles. Famous names such as the Book of Kells or the Book of Lindisfarne are associated with the term...

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    What is a facsimile?

    ... And what is it needed for? A facsimile (lat. fac simile - "make it similar") is a reproduction of a historical valuable unique - often no longer accesible for the public - as close to the original as possible, with all available technical and mechanical means. A real high class faksimile edition...

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    Magnificence on Parchment

    "Something like this will not take place again within the next 100 years" - this remarkable quote is said during our interview with Dr. Roger Diederen, curator of the Kunsthalle of the Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich. We are standing in the exhibition "Magnificence on Parchment" and Dr. Diederen takes...

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    Belles Heures of Jean Duke of Berry

    The Belles Heures of Jean Duke of Berry (1340-1416) are the most richly decorated and the most expensive of the six Books of Hours of the famous Duke. The Limbourg brothers equipped them with no less than 172 brilliant miniatures and decorated each of the 448 pages with shiny gold borders. Nowhere...

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    Exhibition "The Medici"

    What does Mannheim have to do with the Medici? And do not mummies only exist in Egypt? How did a Medici pope shave and did the Medici already have black accounts? All this is explained to us in an exciting interview by Dr. Wilfried Rosendahl, curator of the exhibition "The Medici - People, Power and...

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    Jean, Duke of Berry

    Jean de France (1340-1416), Duke of Berry, was the third son of King John II of France. He was born 30 November 1340 in the Castle of Vincennes and would become Duke of Poitiers and later of Berry and Auvergne. He was the brother of King Charles V of France, of Duke Louis I of Anjou and of Philip...

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