Taking as a case study the illustrated manuscripts
of the Khamsa (Quintet) of the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi (1135-1202), Da'adi analyzes the visual language of illustrated manuscripts
in the court at Herat, in modern Afghanistan, during the rule of the sultan Husayn Bayqara (r.
The 60 exhibits include illustrated manuscripts
embellished with gold and featuring different forms of calligraphy from across the centuries and dynasties.
The photographs of illustrated manuscripts
are a special joy to behold, such as the beautiful opening pages of the Buginese manuscript of the I La Galigo: Datu Bissue (Ms.or.fol.
All of these illustrated manuscripts
were the first to bring this important clinical information into the English-language orthopedic literature.
The Relacion is one of the most important illustrated manuscripts
of early colonial Mexico, having been produced in the early 1540s by a Franciscan friar, Jeronimo de Alcala, in close collaboration with P'urhepecha nobles and artists.
The five extant copies of the Fall of Princes with figural illumination vary considerably in their decorative programs, leading Lesley Lawton to remark that they "represent in microcosm the various interpretative and technical solutions available to producers of illustrated manuscripts
in a late medieval English context." (7) The most lavish copy (San Marino, Huntington HM 268, along with the fragment from it that is now British Library, Sloane MS 2452) provides fifty-eight narrative illustrations, each in a framed column miniature.
It has 100,000 images, including illustrated manuscripts
and Victorian board games, that can be downloaded for noncommercial use.
We can follow the fashions of earlier centuries in various artworks and illustrated manuscripts
. Painters often depicted characters in Biblical stories, for example, in contemporary costume.
Throughout the Renaissance courts of northern Italy, richly illustrated manuscripts
were produced by artists at the request of princes and other nobles.
In their Introduction, the volume's editors describe illustrated manuscripts
as 'associative objects', creating and shaping social bonds (p.
Many illustrated manuscripts
are no longer in bound form because Western sellers sold them page-by-page, presumably to maximize their profits.