The Uta-Codex – world-famous manuscript from the Ottonian era – is edited for the first time as fine art book edition by Quaternio Verlag Luzern. All miniatures and splendidly decorated text pages are reproduced in the original format of 27 × 38,5 cm. Exceptional part of this fine art book edition is a double leave in facsimile quality presented in a separate cloth portfolio.
The fine art book edition has been edited on the occasion of the manuscript exhibition Pracht auf Pergament. Schätze der Buchmalerei von 780 bis 1180 in the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich – do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime event !
Enchanting Miniatures – Border Illuminations Replete with Stories
In the world of manuscript illumination, the fifteenth century is known as the Book of Hours century. Thanks to its innovative images, one Book of Hours in particular stands out from the many artistic creations of this age: the Book of Hours of Marguerite d’Orléans, which is now in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Its luminous miniatures, painted with the most delicate of brushstrokes, are among the most beautiful of their epoch; however, the manuscript became famous for its magical, breathtakingly imaginative borders, which make the book one of the most unique pieces of evidence in existence about life in the Middle Ages.
Immerse yourself, as Marguerite d’Orléans did five hundred years ago, in the courtly world of tournaments and hunting parties, and take excursions into fantastical, exotic spheres. The Book of Hours of Marguerite d’Orléans will take you on a journey of infinite discovery!
Learn more about the most beautiful pages of German manuscript illuminatiorn from the Ottonian era like i.eg. the Gospelbook of Otto III, the Pericopes of Henry II or the world famous Uta-Codex. Do not hesitate to command your copy now!
Even the Swiss Television Station SF 1 has followed the production of the Munich Golden Psalter. « Kulturplatz » on SF 1 has broadcast the program Hohe Kunst der «Fälschung» – wie das Faksimile einer Prachthandschrift entsteht in March, 24 2011.