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Kirsch, Edith W.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 111 publications in 4 languages and 2,191 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: ND3363.V57, 091
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edith W Kirsch
The Visconti hours : National Library, Florence by Millard Meiss( Book )

27 editions published in 1972 in English and Latin and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"National Library, Florence The Visconti Hours is the preeminent Italian example of the numerous surviving Books of Hours produced during the late Middle Ages, mainly in countries north of Italy, for the private devotional use of wealthy lay persons."--Amazon
Five illuminated manuscripts of Giangaleazzo Visconti by Edith W Kirsch( Book )

17 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edith Kirsch in this book reveals how a group of manuscripts commissioned by Giangaleazzo Visconti (and, in one instance, by his immediate family) reflect not only his dynastic concerns but also the development of his inclination to express these concerns through works of art establishing both his classical heroism and his Christian piety. Considered as a group for the first time, these manuscripts document one of Giangaleazzo's most innovative activities as a manuscript collector-the commissioning of lavish manuscripts to commemorate major dynastic events. In their richness and in the extraordinary verisimilitude and historical specificity of their decoration, these manuscripts document the self-image of a prince who set out to record his unprecedented accomplishments in unprecedented fashion. Like his politics, however, Giangaleazzo's patronage of the arts was shaped by the practices of his ancestors, and his accomplishments as a patron are best understood in the context of family tradition. Giangaleazzo's library rivaled even that of his brother-in-law, King Charles V of France, reputed to be the greatest collector of manuscripts in late fourteenth-century Europe. Kirsch's study rests on the premise that Giangaleazzo's patronage of manuscripts was marked by certain characteristic features: execution of the work by exceptionally gifted scribes and illuminators, unusual fullness and richness of both text and illumination, unusual combinations of texts, unusual conjunctions of text and image, and iconographical manipulation of miniatures and borders to fit certain historical circumstances and to express particular devotions. This study enriches our understanding of each of the manuscripts in the group and traces the development of a distinctive pattern of patronage that influenced the visual arts in Milan for over a century."--Publisher's description
Getijdenboek voor de Visconti by Giovannino de' Grassi( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five illuminated manuscripts of Giangaleazzo Visconti by Edith W Kirsch( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Madonna del Coazzone and the cult of the Virgin Immaculate in Milan and Pavia by Edith W Kirsch( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early reliquary of the Holy Nail in Milan by Edith W Kirsch( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unpublished Book of Hours of Bona of Savoy, Duchess of Milan by Edith W Kirsch( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Painting and illumination in early Renaissance Florence 1300-1450. - New York : the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1994 by Edith W Kirsch( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milanese manuscript illumination in the Princeton Art Museum by Edith W Kirsch( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European ramifications of a Book of Hours of Beatrice della Scala and Anne de Lusignan by Edith W Kirsch( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nudity of Giovanni di Paolo's angel by Edith W Kirsch( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian illuminated manuscripts at the Bibliothèque Nationale by Edith W Kirsch( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Visconti hours: the patronage of Giangaleazzo Visconti and the contribution of Giovannino Dei Grassi by Edith W Kirsch( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] The painted page : Italian Renaissance book illustration 1450-1550. - Munich : Prestel: 1994 by Edith W Kirsch( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonifacio Bembo's Saint Agostino altarpiece by Edith W Kirsch( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Graduale Scheide di Bernardino de Capris : probabile provenienza novarese di un codice miniato del XV sec. conservato in America by Edith W Kirsch( )

1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getijdenboek voor de Visconti by Millard Meiss( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kirsch, Edith W.

Languages
English (60)

Dutch (4)

Latin (1)

Italian (1)