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Title The St. Albans psalter : painting and prayer in medieval England / Kristen Collins, Peter Kidd, and Nancy K. Turner.

Publication Info. Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    745.67 STA    Available
Description 104 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Timothy Potts -- Pictures and the devotional imagination in the St. Albans psalter / Kristen Collins -- Materiality and collaborative enterprise in the making of the St. Albans psalter / Peter Kidd and Nancy K. Turner -- Appendix 1, Physical description of the St. Albans Psalter -- Appendix 2, Glossary.
Summary The St. Albans Psalter is one of the most important, famous, and puzzling books produced in twelfth-century England. It was probably created between 1120 and 1140 at St. Albans Abbey, located on the site where Alban, England's first saint, was martyred. The manuscript's powerfully drawn figures and saturated colors are distinct from those in previous Anglo-Saxon painting and signal the arrival of the Romanesque style of illumination in England. Although most twelfth-century prayer books were not illustrated, the St. Albans Psalter includes more than 40 fullpage illuminations and over 200 historiated initials. Decorated with gold and precious colors, the psalter offers a display unparalleled by any other English manuscript to survive from the period. In 2007 the St. Albans Psalter was removed from its binding and in 2012 the disbound leaves traveled to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Exhibition: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA (20.09.2013-02.02.2014).
Subject St. Albans psalter.
Psalters -- England -- St. Albans -- History.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- St. Albans.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, English -- England -- St. Albans.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Romanesque -- England -- St. Albans.
Added Author Collins, Kristen M. author.
Kidd, Peter, 1964- author.
Turner, Nancy, 1960- author.
Collins, Kristen M. Pictures and the devotional imagination in the St. Albans psalter.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Added Title Painting and prayer in medieval England
Canterbury and St. Albans, treasures from church and cloister.
ISBN 9781606061459 (pbk.)
1606061453 (pbk.)
Standard No. 40022853198

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