The Art of the Pen
Calligraphy from the Court of the Emperor Rudolf II
By (author) Associate Curator of Drawings Lee Hendrix Research Fellow Thea Vignau-Wilberg Thea Vignau Wilberg
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Art of the Pen by Associate Curator of Drawings Lee Hendrix
Book DescriptionThe court of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II produced nothing more amazing than the Mira colligrophioe monumenta, a flamboyant demonstration of two arts-calligraphy and miniature painting. The project began when Rudolf's predecessor commissioned the master calligrapher Georg Bocskay to create a model book of calligraphy. A preeminent scribe, Bocskay assembled a vast selection of contemporary and historic scripts. Many were intended not for practical use but for virtuosic display. Years later, at Rudolf's behest, court artist Joris Hoefnagel filled the spaces on each manuscript page with images of fruit, flowers, insects, and other natural minutiae. The combination of word and images is rare and, on its tiny scale, constitutes one of the marvels of the Central European Renaissance. The manuscript is now in the collections of the Getty Museum. Forty-eight of its pages are reproduced in this book, containing samples of classic italic hands; historical, invented, and exhibition hands; Rotunda, a classicizing humanist script based on Carolingian miniscule; classically based scripts; and Gothic blackletter and chancery.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780892366224
(190mm x 133mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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