Joan Valero

The Pigments of British Medieval Illuminators: A Scientific and Cultural Study

Primera historia de los pigmentos utilizados por los iluminadores medievales británicos

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RICHARD GAMESON et alt. The Pigments of British Medieval Illuminators: A Scientific and Cultural Study, Archetype, 2023, 490 p.
ISBN: 978-1909492967

Este volumen completo y ricamente ilustrado constituye la primera historia de los pigmentos de los iluminadores medievales británicos. Se basa en la investigación de primera mano, con técnicas científicas óptimas, de una amplia selección de manuscritos, cuya datación comprende desde el siglo VII al XV.

Proporciona una guía autorizada, atractiva y accesible de este campo poco estudiado, para historiadores, historiadores del arte, bibliotecarios, conservadores, científicos del patrimonio y cualquier persona interesada en el arte, la cultura y las técnicas de iluminación de libros.

I The Pigments, Dyes and Inks, and How Best to Identify Them

The techniques in outline
Pigments, dyes and inks, and their identification
Notes

II Conversion and Colour, c.600–c.900

Historical introduction
Northumbria
Kent
Mercia
Southumbria in general
Wales and Scotland
Conclusion
Summary of pigment identifications
Notes

III Conquests and Chromophores, c.900–c.1066

Historical introduction
The era of Alfred, Edward the Elder and Athelstan.
The era of monastic reform
From the Danes to the Normans, c.1000–c.1066
Conclusion
Summary of pigment identifications
Notes

IV Normans, Angevins, Plantagenets and Pigments, c.1066–c.1250

Historical introduction
From the Norman Conquest to c.1100
The first half of the twelfth century
The giant bibles
The second half of the twelfth century
The first half of the thirteenth century
Conclusion
Summary of pigment identifications
Notes

V A Time of Expansion: Colour c.1250–c.1360

Historical introduction
1250–1307: to the death of Edward I
1250–1307: colour in context
1307–1360: from Edward II to the Black Death
Conclusion
Summary of pigment identifications
Notes

VI Colour after the Black Death, c.1360–c.1485

Historical introduction
From c.1360 to c.1400
The first half of the fifteenth century
The second half of the fifteenth century
Conclusion
Summary of pigment identifications
Notes

Conclusion: The Chronology of Colour
Appendix I: The Earliest Recipe Collections in British Books
Appendix II: Illuminators’ Materials in Royal Household Accounts, 1289–1290
Appendix III: Instrumentation