Title: Magnificent Middle Ages.The Plantin-Moretus Museum's finest Manuscripts. Exhibition Guide
Other Titles: Magnifieke Middeleeuwen. De mooiste manuscripten uit het Museum Plantin-Moretus. Wandelgids
Authors: Watteeuw, Lieve
Reynolds, Catherine
Editors: De Rynck, Patrick
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Iris Cockelbergh, Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet
Description: Magnificent Middle-Ages. The Plantin-Moretus Museum's finest Manuscripts. Exhibition Guide: 02.02.2013 - 05.05.2013

Magnificence was required in the Middle Ages: for God to be honoured and for kings and nobles to live in a style appropriate to their rank. Manuscripts, handwritten books usually on parchment, could be magnificent objects for the great or simpler volumes for the humbler. Illumination or decoration made books more pleasurable to see and easier to use, with colour and ornament marking different sections. The development of printing from the 1450s led to new functions for manuscripts, as revealed by the collecting of Christophe Plantin and the Moretus family.
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: ABa-p
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications

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