The Medici Aesop: NYPL Spencer 50 from the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library Bernard McTigue

ISBN: 9780871044549

Published: June 10th 2005

Paperback

176 pages


Description

The Medici Aesop: NYPL Spencer 50 from the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library  by  Bernard McTigue

The Medici Aesop: NYPL Spencer 50 from the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library by Bernard McTigue
June 10th 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9780871044549 | 5.21 Mb

One of the treasures of The New York Public Librarys Spencer Collection, The Medici Aesop is a fifteenth-century Florentine manuscript of Aesops fables, traced to the library of Lorenzo de Medicis son Piero and illustrated with exquisiteMoreOne of the treasures of The New York Public Librarys Spencer Collection, The Medici Aesop is a fifteenth-century Florentine manuscript of Aesops fables, traced to the library of Lorenzo de Medicis son Piero and illustrated with exquisite miniature paintings-among the loveliest in any Renaissance work.

Its magnificently illustrated pages feature a rainbow of brilliant colors and elaborate decorations that will dazzle todays reader as they once did the Medicis. With their conversations between animals, people, and gods and their sharp-edged moral lessons, these fables have been favorites for generations. This new softcover edition contains 139 classic tales, both familiar -The Dog and the Butcher, The Old Woman and the Doctor, and The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox-and less so: for example, Hermes and the Sculptor, in which the god learns the precise value of a statue portraying him.With their conversations between animals, people, and gods and their sharp-edged moral lessons, these fables have been favorites for generations.

This new softcover edition contains 139 classic tales, both familiar -The Dog and the Butcher, The Old Woman and the Doctor, and The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox-and less so: for example, Hermes and the Sculptor, in which the god learns the precise value of a statue portraying him.Each of these delightful fables appears elegantly handwritten in the Greek, alongside an English translation by Bernard McTigue, former Curator of the George Arents Collection and Keeper of Rare Books at The New York Public Library.

An introduction by Everett Fahy, Chairman of the Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, provides historical background on the development and popularity of Aesops fables, from their earliest known Greek sources to more recent versions, and on the artistry of the illuminations. An afterword by H. George Fletcher, Brooke Russell Astor Director for Special Collections at The New York Public Library, summarizes recent research on the manuscripts missing folios, its provenance, and the identity of the artist.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "The Medici Aesop: NYPL Spencer 50 from the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library":


cms-artso.pl

©2008-2015 | DMCA | Contact us