LLI | The Art of the Book

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LLI | The Art of the Book

December 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Course Instructor: Marion Dolan

Dates: Tuesday, December 18

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30 pm

Course Fee for 1 session:

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The earliest writing appears on the cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls which were sometimes embellished with artwork. During the Early Christian era, scrolls were replaced by parchment codices. During the Middle Ages illuminated manuscripts reached the highest levels of artistic achievement. Examine the intricate, interlaced paintings created by medieval monks in their unmatched works of art, such as the Book of Kells. Admire the beauty of inspirational paintings burnished with brilliant color and sparkling golden highlights and historical annuals of royal courts. View masterpieces of Renaissance masters from famous European libraries, especially treasures of the Vatican. For over 1000 years, artists and calligraphers produced magnificent illustrated manuscripts until the printing press changed book production forever. Books became much less expensive and more readily available but never as beautiful.

Instructor Bio: Prof. Marion Dolan is retired from the University of Pittsburgh where she was an adjunct professor in the history of art and architecture and lectured for the Osher Lifelong Learning program at Carnegie-Mellon University for many years. She has taught classes at FAU Lifelong Learning and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art where she is also a docent. Dr. Dolan received her BS, MFA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in medieval manuscripts, minoring in medieval architecture. She recently published a book on astronomical art, Astronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated Aratea Manuscripts.


December 18, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Delray Beach Public Library Large Meeting Room
100 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483 United States


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