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Book of Miracles

by Till-Holger Borchert, Joshua P. Waterman

Page Extent:560 pages

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This title features newly uncovered illuminations from the Renaissance depicting miraculous phenomena. The Book of Miracles that first surfaced a few years ago and recently made its way into an American private collection is one of the most spectacular new discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The nearly complete surviving illustrated manuscript, which was created in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg around 1550, is composed of 169 pages with large-format illustrations in gouache and watercolor depicting wondrous and often eerie celestial phenomena, constellations, conflagrations, and floods as well as other catastrophes and occurrences.

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