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Kren, Thomas 1950-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 327 publications in 8 languages and 5,096 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Illustrated works  Manuscripts  Calendars  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Other, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND3171, 745.67094
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Most widely held works about Thomas Kren
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Kren
Renaissance painting in manuscripts : treasures from the British Library by Janet Backhouse( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminating the Renaissance : the triumph of Flemish manuscript painting in Europe by Thomas Kren( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

19 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Getty Museum's collection of illuminated manuscripts, featured in this book, comprises masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art. Dating from the tenth to the sixteenth century, they were produced in France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, and the eastern Mediterranean. Among the highlights are four Ottonian manuscripts, Romanesque treasures from Germany, Italy, and France, and English Gothic Apocalypse, and late medieval manuscripts painted by such masters as Jean Fouquet, Girolamo da Cremona, Simon Marmion, and Joris Hoefnagel. Included are liturgical books, devotional books for private use, books of the Bible, histories by Giovanni Boccaccio and Jean Froissart, and a Model Book of Calligraphy
The Visions of Tondal from the library of Margaret of York by Thomas Kren( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French illuminated manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The J. Paul Getty Museum's holdings of French manuscript illumination, representing fifty-one works, is one of the finest in the United States. This volume illustrates the best illuminations in French manuscripts from the Getty's collection to reveal the brilliance of this memorable tradition. Reproduced are illuminations from a Carolingian Bible; a sacramentary made for Robert the Pious; a psalter featuring some of the earliest masterpieces of Gothic illumination; one of the finest known illuminated copies of Boccaccio's writings; and a portrait of Louis XII illuminated by his court painter for the king's own book of hours."--Jacket
Italian illuminated manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum by Thomas Kren( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the Getty Museum's collection of Italian manuscript illuminations is the youngest institutional collection in the United States, it includes a range of Italian manuscripts that spans more than eight centuries. The Getty's holdings presently consist of forty-four works, dating from the ninth to the sixteenth century, and include entire manuscripts as well as leaves and cuttings." "This volume gathers selections from the Getty's collection that highlight the extraordinary achievement of the Italian tradition of illumination. Examples include multiple illuminations from such books as the Montecassino Breviary, the Gualenghi-d'Este Hours, the missal of the antipope John XXIII, and the recently discovered Orsini Missal. Other paintings are such exceptional leaves and cuttings as those from the celebrated choir book of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Florence and the Laudario of the Company of Sant'Agnese, also in Florence." "A wide range of artists is included. Two of the most well-known, Pisanello and Girolamo de Cremona, worked for distinguished patrons at court, while others worked in obscurity and are known today only through their illuminations. One of the finest miniatures in this collection, for example, is credited to an artist known only as the Master of Gerona."--Jacket
Flemish manuscript painting in context : recent research by Elizabeth Morrison( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterpiece reconstructed : the Hours of Louis XII by Thomas Kren( Book )

25 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean Bourdichon was the court painter to four successive French kings including Louis XII and his predecessor, Charles VIII. Bourdichon painted the Hours of Louis XII for the king of France around the time of Louis' coronation in 1498. Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, October 18, 2005, to January 8, 2006, and at the Victoria and Albert Museum, February 2 to May 1, 2006, A Masterpiece Reconstructed reproduces the book's sixteen known miniatures together with a selection of other books illuminated by the artist, by his teacher Jean Fouquet, and by their contemporaries." "Janet Backhouse, who originally assembled the evidence that revealed this long-forgotten masterpiece, introduces the Hours of Louis XII and its cycle of miniatures. Thomas Kren discusses the book's provocative miniature of Bathsheba bathing within the context of the king's own taste and predilections and within the then-emerging genre of the female nude in French painting. Nancy Turner considers the importance of Bourdichon's painting and illuminating technique in the Hours of Louis XII in relation to his other work. Mark Evans examines the individual histories of each of the surviving portions of the book. Lastly, an appendix reconstructs the book's devotional contents and program of illumination."--Jacket
Illuminated manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J. Paul Getty Museum by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautifully illustrated volume explores the richness of the J. Paul Getty Museum's holdings in German and Central European manuscripts from the ninth to the eighteenth century." "This book showcases full-color reproductions of masterpieces from such works as Carolingian manuscripts of the ninth century; several sumptuously illuminated Ottonian texts from the late tenth and early eleventh centuries; two of the most celebrated examples of Romanesque illumination: the Helmarshausen Gospel book from the 1120s and the Stammheim Missal, made around 1170 for Saint Michael's monastery in Hildesheim; The Life of the Blessed Hedwig from 1353, and the only known illuminations by the Cologne painter called the Master of Saint Veronica, ca. 1400. It also illustrates many richly colored illuminations from such manuscripts as a luxury psalter made in Wurzburg, dating from the mid-thirteenth century; a copy of Rudolf von Ems's Weltchronik, produced in the early fifteenth century; and chivalric and dynastic manuscripts from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century."--Jacket
Illuminated manuscripts from Belgium and the Netherlands in the J. Paul Getty Museum by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian illuminated manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum by Thomas Kren( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Known for their stunning displays of artistry and technique, Italian illuminated manuscripts have long been coveted by collection around the world. This illustrated volume presents many examples of Italian painting and illumination by noted artists such as Girolamo da Cremona, Pacino de Bonaguida, and Pisanello."--Publisher's website
Flämischer Kalender : Clm 23638, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München by Simon Bening( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full-color facsimile of a fragment of a 15th-century Flemish book of hours illuminated by Simon Bening
Flämischer Kalender : Clm 23638, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München by Thomas Kren( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prayer book of Charles the Bold : a study of a Flemish masterpiece from the Burgundian Court by Antoine de Schryver( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in German and Latin and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In January of 1469 the accounts of Duke Charles the Bold of Burgundy record a payment to the scribe Nicolas Spierinc "for having written ... some prayers for my lord." Seven months later the same accounts record a payment to the illuminator Lievin van Lathem for twenty-five miniatures plus borders and decorated initials in the same manuscript. In this thorough study, the late professor Antoine de Schryver presents a carefully reasoned argument that the documents refer to the exquisite prayer book of Charles the Bold now in the J. Paul Getty Museum. De Schryver's in-depth research opens a window onto the careers of the beloved van Lathem, who served three rulers of the Burgundian Netherlands over forty years, and of Nicolas Spierinc, the most inventive and brilliant scribe of Charles's court. This volume reproduces all of the book's miniatures and some of its elegant calligraphic pages."--Jacket
Chefs-d'oeuvre du J. Paul Getty museum by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organisé autour des écoles nationales, ce volume présente les oeuvres les plus importantes de la collection du musée et illustre le développement du dessin européen à partir de la Renaissance
Obras maestras del J. Paul Getty Museum by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capolavori del J. Paul Getty Museum by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meisterwerke im J. Paul Getty Museum by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Pōru Getī Bijutsukan no kessaku by J. Paul Getty Museum( )

1 edition published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Illuminating the Renaissance : the triumph of Flemish manuscript painting in Europe
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Kren Thomas

Kren, Thomas J. 1950-

Kren, Thomas John 1950-

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Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty MuseumThe Visions of Tondal from the library of Margaret of YorkFrench illuminated manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty MuseumItalian illuminated manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty MuseumFlemish manuscript painting in context : recent researchA masterpiece reconstructed : the Hours of Louis XIIIlluminated manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J. Paul Getty MuseumIlluminated manuscripts from Belgium and the Netherlands in the J. Paul Getty Museum