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Alexander, J. J. G. (Jonathan James Graham)

Overview
Works: 293 works in 902 publications in 5 languages and 11,582 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Contributor, Commentator, Redactor
Classifications: ND3159, 745.670945
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Most widely held works by J. J. G Alexander
Medieval illuminators and their methods of work by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who were the medieval illuminators? How were their hand-produced books illustrated and decorated? In this beautiful book Jonathan Alexander presents a survey of manuscript illumination throughout Europe from the fourth to the sixteenth century. He discusses the social and historical context of the illuminators' lives, considers their methods of work, and presents a series of case studies to show the range and nature of the visual sources and the ways in which they were adapted, copied, or created anew. Alexander explains that in the early period, Christian monasteries and churches were the main centers for the copying of manuscripts, and so the majority of illuminators were monks working in and for their own monasteries. From the eleventh century, lay scribes and illuminators became increasingly numerous, and by the thirteenth century, professional illuminators dominated the field. During this later period, illuminators were able to travel in search of work and to acquire new ideas, they joined guilds with scribes or with artists in the cities, and their ranks included nuns and secular women. Work was regularly collaborative, and the craft was learned through an apprenticeship system. Alexander carefully analyzes surviving manuscripts and medieval treatises in order to explain the complex and time-consuming technical processes of illumination - its materials, methods, tools, choice of illustration, and execution. From rare surviving contracts, he deduces the preoccupation of patrons with materials and schedules. Illustrating his discussion with examples chosen from religious and secular manuscripts made all over Europe, Alexander recreates the astonishing variety and creativity of medieval illumination. His book will be a standard reference for years to come
Italian Renaissance illuminations by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decorated letter by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

41 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an anthology of decorated letters to be found in European manuscripts from the fourth to the fifteenth century"--Introduction
A book of hours for Engelbert of Nassau, the Bodleian Library, Oxford by Master of Mary of Burgundy( Book )

40 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected pages from Bodleian Library Douce MS 219-220 accompanied by descriptions and commentaries
The Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550 by Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents the first comprehensive exhibition of Italian Renaissance illuminations from collections in Europe and the United States. In the century between 1450 and 1550, Italian miniaturists, in collaboration with scribes and bookbinders, produced a series of masterpieces of book illumination which are still too little known and appreciated. Though working on a smaller scale than the great painters and sculptors of the Renaissance, these illuminators created works characterized by unrivaled standards of quality in materials (including frequent use of gold) and design, and by imaginative symbolism and breathtaking creativity
Age of chivalry : art in Plantagenet England, 1200-1400 by Paul Binski( Book )

29 editions published in 1987 in English and Italian and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminated manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford by Bodleian Library( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and Dutch and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman illumination at Mont St. Michel, 966-1100 by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Italian and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The painted book in Renaissance Italy : 1450-1600 by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hand-painted illumination enlivened the burgeoning culture of the book in the Italian Renaissance, spanning the momentous shift from manuscript production to print. This major survey, by a leading authority on medieval and renaissance book illumination, gives the first comprehensive account in English of an immensely creative and relatively little-studied art form. Jonathan J.G. Alexander describes key illuminated manuscripts and printed books from the period and explores the social and material worlds in which they were produced. Renaissance humanism encouraged wealthy members of the laity to join the clergy as readers and book collectors. Illuminators responded to patrons' developing interest in classical motifs, and celebrated artists such as Mantegna and Perugino occasionally worked as illuminators. Italian illuminated books found patronage across Europe, their dispersion hastened by the French invasion of Italy at the end of the 15th century. Richly illustrated, The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy is essential reading for all scholars and students of Renaissance art."--Rabat de la jaquette
Collected writings by Francis Wormald( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insular manuscripts, 6th to the 9th century by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian manuscripts in the library of Major J.R. Abbey by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The splendor of the word : medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts at the New York Public Library by New York Public Library( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschriften Cod. 31-32 (Nr. 86, S. 368-371 & Anm. 2) und Cod. 85 (Nr. 6, S. 45-50, bes. S. 49, Anm. 2) der Burgerbibliothek Bern
Illuminated manuscripts in the Oxford College libraries, the University Archives, and the Taylor Institution by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tributes to Jonathan J.G. Alexander : the making and meaning of illuminated Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts, art & architecture( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of manuscripts illuminated in the British Isles( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federico da Montefeltro and his library( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand la peinture était dans les livres : mélanges en l'honneur de François Avril à l'occasion de la remise du titre de docteur honoris causa de la Freie Universität Berlin by Mara Hofmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interventions prononcées lors d'une journée consacrée à cette personnalité marquante du réseau des conservateurs et historiens de l'art. Elles portent sur les manuscrits enluminés du Moyen Age et mettent en lumière certaines thématiques telles que le trône de grâce, le maître des graduels de San Salvatore de Pavie, le missel d'Alfonso Strozzi de la bibliothèque universitaire de Leipzig
Catalogue of illuminated manuscript cuttings by England) Wallace Collection (London( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Italian manuscript illumination by J. J. G Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Medieval illuminators and their methods of work
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A book of hours for Engelbert of Nassau, the Bodleian Library, OxfordThe Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550The splendor of the word : medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts at the New York Public LibraryTributes to Jonathan J.G. Alexander : the making and meaning of illuminated Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts, art & architectureA survey of manuscripts illuminated in the British IslesQuand la peinture était dans les livres : mélanges en l'honneur de François Avril à l'occasion de la remise du titre de docteur honoris causa de la Freie Universität Berlin
Alternative Names
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Джонатан Джэймс Грэхэм Аляксандр

Languages
English (330)

French (18)

German (14)

Italian (8)

Dutch (3)