Prayer Book of Albert of Brandenburg

Biblioteca Estense, Modena




Shelfmark: Est.136=a.U.6.7.
Date: 1534.
Size: ± 215 x 165 mm.
256 pages, 43 full-page miniatures.
Bound in embossed brown leather.
Leather case.
Commentary volume (160 p.) by Ernesto Milano, Daniele Bini, Leandro Ventura and Giancarlo Malacarne.
Unique and unrepeatable first edition, strictly limited to 987 numbered and authenticated copies.
ISBN: 978-84-88526-33-5


Prayer Book of Albert of Brandenburg

Shelfmark: Est.136=a.U.6.7.
Date: 1534.
Size: ± 215 x 165 mm.
256 pages, 43 full-page miniatures.
Bound in embossed brown leather.
Leather case.
Commentary volume (160 p.) by Ernesto Milano, Daniele Bini, Leandro Ventura and Giancarlo Malacarne.
Unique and unrepeatable first edition, strictly limited to 987 numbered and authenticated copies.
ISBN: 978-84-88526-33-5


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Prayer Book of Albert of Brandenburg
Biblioteca Estense, Modena



Commentary volume

Commentary volume

Prayer Book of Albert of Brandenburg Biblioteca Estense, Modena


Contenido:

El Libro de Oración de Alberto de Brandeburgo: Descripción interna y externa
Ernesto Milano

El libro de oración entre el Renacimiento y la Reforma
Daniele Bini

Leyendas evangélicas para un cardenal de la Santa Iglesia Romana: Las miniaturas de Nikolaus Glockendon y la ortodoxia católica
Leandro Ventura

Los escudos del cardenal Alberto de Brandeburgo
Giancarlo Malacarne

ISBN: 978-84-88526-32-8


Prayer Book of Albert of Brandenburg Biblioteca Estense, Modena




Descripcion

Description

Prayer Book of Albert of Brandenburg Biblioteca Estense, Modena


Copied and illuminated for Albert of Brandenburg, bishop of Magdeburg and administrator of the Halberstadt bishopric. Generous patron of literature and the arts, and promoter of German humanism, he made many artists famous including Grünewald, Cranach and the Glockendons.

The manuscript contains 43 splendid, full-page miniatures made by the German master Nikolaus Glockendon, veritable, two-part paintings showing scenes of the life of Jesus in the centre and Old Testament scenes in the margin.

The miniatures in this codex reveal the influence of great masters from Glockendon’s time: Dürer, Grünewald and Holbein. The subject matter and typology of the prayers it contains set this book of prayers and meditation within the spiritual trend of German humanism inspired by Erasmus of Rotterdam which promoted a modern, intimist religiousness.



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