The Pigments of British Medieval Illuminators

A Scientific and Cultural Study

Editor  Richard Gameson

Written by Richard Gameson, Andrew Beeby, Flavia Fiorillo, Catherine Nicholson, Paola Ricciardi and Suzanne Reynolds
With contributions from Mila Crippa, Anna Mazzinghi and Lucia Pereira-Pardo

This comprehensive and richly illustrated volume is the first-ever history of British medieval illuminators’ pigments. It rests on first-hand investigation, with optimal scientific techniques, of a wide selection of manuscripts, ranging in date from the seventh century to the fifteenth. It provides an authoritative, engaging and accessible guide to this understudied field, for historians, art historians, librarians, conservators, heritage scientists, and anyone interested in the art, culture and techniques of book illumination.


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ISBN 9781909492967
Binding Paperback
Dimensions 210 x 297mm
Pages 490
Published August 2023
Price £85.00