John Lowden S Impressive Powers Of Analysis And Interpretation Have Been Fully Engaged With Remarkably Fruitful Results In This Important Study His Research Sheds Important New Light On Virtually Every Major Aspect Of Each Codex Individually And On The Bibles Moralis Es As A Genre Of Medieval Manuscript Illumination Overall This Brilliant Scholarly Work Will Become The Benchmark By Which All Subsequent Studies On The Moralized Bibles Will Be Measured Jaroslav Folda, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill One Of The Most Important Studies Of Medieval Manuscript Illumination Published In Many Years, Lowden S Work Sets A New Standard For Interpretive Codicology In These Two Volumes, Lowden Has Laid The Foundation For All Future Scholarship On The Bibles Moralis Es Jeffrey Hamburger, University Of Toronto The Bibles Moralis Es Are By Far The Richest And Most Complex Attempt At Biblical Illustration Ever Undertaken Seven Of Them Survive Today, Made Primarily For The Kings And Queens Of France Between The Early Thirteenth And Late Fifteenth Centuries John Lowden S Pioneering Two Volume Study Brings New Material To Light And Offers A Wholly New Approach To Understanding The Bibles, Which Contain Literally Thousands Of Figures Volume I, Based On Exhaustive Codicological Analysis, Considers The Making And The Later History Of Use Of Each Of The Manuscripts Volume II Investigates In Detail The Treatment Of One Portion Of The Bible, The Book Of Ruth, In All The Manuscripts Discussion Is Supported By Many New Photographs In Color And Black And White Together The Two Volumes Challenge Conventional Wisdom About Both The Bibles Moralis Es And The Relationship Of Word And Image In Medieval Culture.
After studying English as an undergraduate at Cambridge, John Lowden took the MA 1977 and PhD 1980 at The Courtauld He had a temporary appointment in art history at St Andrews, before joining the academic staff of The Courtauld in 1982 He is active nationally and internationally as a member of scientific committees Anjou Bible Leuven , advisory boards chair, Catalogue of Illuminated Manusc
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- The Making of the Bibles Moralisees: The Manuscripts (Making of the Bible Moralisees)
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