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Title :

The earliest books of Christian Kent

Author :
GAMESON, Richard ;
Conference :
St. Augustine and the conversion of England; Stroud; Sutton ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Considers a handful of 8th c. surviving books in approximate chronological order. They reflect something of the range of Christian Kent's cultural contacts. The primary debt, attested by the uncial script, the use of purple parchment, the illusionistic figural decoration, not to mention textual affiliations, was to the Italian world. Much of the ornamental repertoire also provides proof of the relationship between Kentish scriptoria and the Insular world. However, Kentish scribes and artists introduced their own variations and features at every stage, and in the construction of quires and the arrangement of parchment, for instance, they followed rigidly neither the continental nor the Insular norms. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. IV-VIII; 35 ill. (5 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Bible (livre) ; Ecriture ; Enluminure ; Evangiles ; Grande-Bretagne ; Kent (GBR) ; Livre ; Scriptorium ; 700-800 ;
Descriptors :
Bibles ; Books ; Gospels ; Great Britain ; Kent (GBR) ; Manuscript illumination ; Scriptoria ; Writing ; 700-800 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24945603 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0750920874 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;