Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona

Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus

The Girona Beatus is one of the illustrated codices of the Commentary on the Apocalypse, the famous work by Beatus of Liébana that spread beyond the Iberian Peninsula during the mid-centuries of the Middle Ages.

This exceptional manuscript is the most illustrated and complete of all Beatus' codices, and the only one illustrated by a woman: En, the first known female painter in Europe. Her work not only provides us with the earliest portrait of St. James the Great, but also breaks centuries of silence imposed by the fact that she was a woman.

This deluxe edition, exquisitely designed with a printed cover and soft-touch dusk jacket, includes 336 pages of pure art and knowledge. Featuring 334 fine illustrations, six double-page spreads, this volume is a masterpiece in itself, bringing together the most renowned experts in a deep and fascinating exploration of the aesthetics and iconography of the codex. The Girona Beatus has an extraordinary and complex iconographic variety and, as such, it's no surprise that it marks the culmination of the development of the scriptorium of San Salvador de Tábara. In this book we will find each and every one of its fascinating illustrations duly commented. The combination of erudition and beauty turn this book into a priceless treasure.

It contains an extra poster with the portrait of St. James and the other eleven apostles.

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Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus
Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus
Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus
Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus
Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus
Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus
Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus
Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus
Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus
Beatus of Liébana, codex of Gerona Art book of the remarkable, richly-illustrated Beatus
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The Girona Beatus is one of the illustrated codices of the Commentary on the Apocalypse, the famous work by Beatus of Liébana that spread beyond the Iberian Peninsula during the mid-centuries of the Middle Ages.

This exceptional manuscript is the most illustrated and complete of all Beatus' codices, and the only one illustrated by a woman: En, the first known female painter in Europe. Her work not only provides us with the earliest portrait of St. James the Great, but also breaks centuries of silence imposed by the fact that she was a woman.

This deluxe edition, exquisitely designed with a printed cover and soft-touch dusk jacket, includes 336 pages of pure art and knowledge. Featuring 334 fine illustrations, six double-page spreads, this volume is a masterpiece in itself, bringing together the most renowned experts in a deep and fascinating exploration of the aesthetics and iconography of the codex. The Girona Beatus has an extraordinary and complex iconographic variety and, as such, it's no surprise that it marks the culmination of the development of the scriptorium of San Salvador de Tábara. In this book we will find each and every one of its fascinating illustrations duly commented. The combination of erudition and beauty turn this book into a priceless treasure.

It contains an extra poster with the portrait of St. James and the other eleven apostles.

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Format: 240 x 340 mm
Pages: 336
Illustrations: 334 (6 foldout illustrations). It Includes a poster of the first portrait of James the Great
Language: Spanish
ISBN: 978-84-16509-98-0

CONTENTS:

From the editor to the reader

Considerations on the Gerona Beatus
Gabriel Roura i Güibas (Chairman of the Gerona Cathedral Chapter and Capitular Archivist)

An iconographic and stylistic analysis of the Gerona Beatus
Carlos Miranda García-Tejedor (Doctor in History)

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