Gulbenkian Apocalypse

Second edition of the Gulbenkian Apocalypse art book. Features an in-depth analysis of this medieval illuminated manuscript (13th century) by experts (….), commentary on every illumination in this apocalypse (299 images) and transcripts of its texts. Splendid cloth binding with French-style flyleaves.

 “I seek not first-class books but veritable masterpieces” wrote the engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869 - 1955) in a letter to Tommasso de Marinis in 1946.

“The Apocalypse with commentaries by Berengaud, made in England in c. 1265-1275, is undeniably one of the most outstanding works  in the Gulbenkian collection, not only because of the remarkably lively and dramatic miniatures that illustrate the Bible text, but also because it is one of a small group of three Apocalypse manuscripts illuminated in England in the late 13th century.”

Isabel Mota
President. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Gulbenkian Apocalypse



Second edition of the Gulbenkian Apocalypse art book. Features an in-depth analysis of this medieval illuminated manuscript (13th century) by experts (….), commentary on every illumination in this apocalypse (299 images) and transcripts of its texts. Splendid cloth binding with French-style flyleaves.

 “I seek not first-class books but veritable masterpieces” wrote the engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869 - 1955) in a letter to Tommasso de Marinis in 1946.

“The Apocalypse with commentaries by Berengaud, made in England in c. 1265-1275, is undeniably one of the most outstanding works  in the Gulbenkian collection, not only because of the remarkably lively and dramatic miniatures that illustrate the Bible text, but also because it is one of a small group of three Apocalypse manuscripts illuminated in England in the late 13th century.”

Isabel Mota
President. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

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Second edition of the Gulbenkian Apocalypse art book. Features an in-depth analysis of this medieval illuminated manuscript (13th century) by experts (….), commentary on every illumination in this apocalypse (299 images) and transcripts of its texts. Splendid cloth binding with French-style flyleaves.

 “I seek not first-class books but veritable masterpieces” wrote the engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869 - 1955) in a letter to Tommasso de Marinis in 1946.

“The Apocalypse with commentaries by Berengaud, made in England in c. 1265-1275, is undeniably one of the most outstanding works  in the Gulbenkian collection, not only because of the remarkably lively and dramatic miniatures that illustrate the Bible text, but also because it is one of a small group of three Apocalypse manuscripts illuminated in England in the late 13th century.”

Isabel Mota
President. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

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Size: 225x335mm   Pages: 376   Illustrations: 299  
Language: English & Spanish   ISBN: 978-84-16509-38-6

CONTENTS

Preface - Isabel Mota (Presidenta de la Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian)

From the editor to the reader. - Manuel Moleiro

Acknowledgements
Introduction

The illustrated apocalypse in thirteenth century England and its historical contex
Nigel Morgan -  Professor of Art History, University of Cambridge

The Apocalypse illustrations
Nigel Morgan

The commentary illustrations
Suzanne Lewis - Professor of Art History, Stanford University

Style, painting techniques, date and place of production
Nigel Morgan

Codicological and paleographical description.
Aires Nascimento (Professor at the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon)
Michelle P. Brown (Professor of medieval manuscript studies, University of London)

Transcription of the text
Aires Nascimento 

Description of illustration and translation of the text
Nigel Moran – Suzanne Lewis - Raquel Somoano

Summary description of illustration and text
Bibliography

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