This is quite an extraordinary and important book the product of quite literally decades of research and publication which effectively establishes the illuminations in renaissance manuscripts as an integral part of the italian renaissance one of the very greatest periods in the history of art. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. Jonathan alexander became aware of the lack of a survey in english of italian renaissance illumination while preparing the groundbreaking exhibition the painted page italian renaissance book illumination 1450 1550 held in london and new york in 1994 95 exh cat 1994. Hand painted illumination enlivened the burgeoning culture of the book in the italian renaissance spanning the momentous shift from manuscript production to print. Hand painted illumination enlivened the burgeoning culture of the book in the italian renaissance spanning the momentous shift from manuscript production to print
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