Books of Hours from Renaissance France
Walters Art Museum 2009
Paperback 94pp Illustrated
9780911886726   Product Code: 95122
This catalogue of a 2009 Baltimore exhibition celebrates the last flowering of popular illustrated Books of Hours in the reign of Francois I, before devotional material suffered from increasing church censorship in the later 16th century. The photographs of manuscripts and printed books are complemented by three introductory essays covering the genre's history, the styles of illumination and the challenges of printing on parchment.