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Description - Images in the Margins by Margot Nishimura

An astonishing mix of mundane, playful, absurd and monstrous beings are found in the borders of English, French, and Italian manuscripts from the Gothic era. Unpredictable, topical, often irreverent, like the New Yorker cartoons of today, marginalia-images drawn in the margins of manuscripts-were a source of satire, serious social observation, and amusement for medieval readers. Through enlarged, full-colour details and a lively narrative, this volume brings these intimately scaled, fascinating images to a wider audience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892369829
ISBN-10: 0892369825
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 195mm x 14mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Margot Nishimura

Margot McIlwain Nishimura teaches the history of medieval art at the Rhode Island School of Design. She was introduced to the study of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts as an undergraduate intern in the Department of Medieval Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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