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BA Holbein

Codices Illustres

by Norbert Wolf and Ingo F. Walther

Page Extent:504 pages
Book Size:172 x 240 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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These paradigms of miniature painting from the fourth century to 1600 are worth many millions and typically tucked away in private collections or closely guarded archives—until now. Discover some of the most beautiful and important manuscripts from the Middle Ages in this collection of brilliant large-format reproductions, complete with a 36-page appendix detailing artist biographies, an index, and a glossary.

About the Authors

Norbert Wolf

Norbert Wolf graduated in art history, linguistics, and medieval studies at the Universities of Regensburg and Munich, and earned his PhD in 1983. He held visiting professorships in Marburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Nuremberg-Erlangen, and Innsbruck. His extensive writings on art history include many TASCHEN titles, such as Diego Velázquez, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Caspar David Friedrich, Expressionism, Romanesque, Landscape Painting, and Symbolism.

Ingo F.Walther

The editor Ingo F. Walther (1940–2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries. Walther’s many titles for TASCHEN include Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Art of the 20th Century, and Codices illustres.

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