Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday Wonder: Manuscript-Making

Illuminated manuscripts are works of wonder. That we still have splendid examples of these hand-made objects is a testament to the craft behind their making, and to the durability of the materials used. 

The wonderful video below shows us how parchment was made and prepared in the Middle Ages and how scribes and artists carefully and laboriously wrote and illuminated the beautiful books.

1 comment:

Monica Sharman said...

Maureen, I love how much I learn about paper by reading..."Writing Without Paper." Thank you.

I find calligraphy intensely pleasurable. I even tried an illuminated initial once (the letter 'D')!