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Author: Jean Longnon,Raymond Cazelles,Victoria Benedict
ISBN: 1555213987
Subcategory: Other Media
Pages 310 pages
Publisher Wellfleet Press (1969)
Language English
Category: Photo and Art
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by Jean Longnon,Raymond Cazelles,Victoria Benedict


The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry or Très Riches Heures, (English: The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry), is the most famous and possibly the best surviving example of French Gothic manuscript illumination, showing the late International Go. .

The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry or Très Riches Heures, (English: The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry), is the most famous and possibly the best surviving example of French Gothic manuscript illumination, showing the late International Gothic phase of the style. It is a book of hours: a collection of prayers to be said at the canonical hours. It was created between c. 1412 and 1416 for the extravagant royal bibliophile and patron John, Duke of Berry, by the Limbourg brothers.

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Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. In contrast, the recent volume from Abrams on the Tres Riches Heures, Cazelles's & Rathofer's Illuminations of Heaven and Earth ( LJ 12/88), does provide detail views

Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. In contrast, the recent volume from Abrams on the Tres Riches Heures, Cazelles's & Rathofer's Illuminations of Heaven and Earth ( LJ 12/88), does provide detail views.

In their now-classic texts, Longnon and Cazelles recount the history of this work from its inception up until modern times. This is a very lavishly published book about the Tres Riches Heures, one of the most beautiful manunsctipts of the late Middle Ages

In their now-classic texts, Longnon and Cazelles recount the history of this work from its inception up until modern times. This is a very lavishly published book about the Tres Riches Heures, one of the most beautiful manunsctipts of the late Middle Ages. The book is divided on two parts.

by Jean Longnon and Raymond Cazelles. Tres Riches Heures du Duc De Berry. In their now-classic texts, Longnon and Cazelles recount the history of this work from its inception up until modern times.

LONGNON Jean et Cazelles Raymond . Published by Paris, Draeger/Chantilly, Musée Condé, 1975. The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry : Musee Conde, Chantilly, Introduction and Legends by Jean Longnon and Raymond Cazelles ; Preface by Millard Meiss -. Cazelles, Raymond & Longnon, Jean (1887-1980) - Related Names: Limbourg, Pol De (Ca.

Longnon, Jean, and Raymond Cazelles. Naughton, Joan M. "Art and Devotion: The Prayer-Books of Jean de Berry. The Très Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry: Musée Condé, Chantilly. New York: George Braziller, 1969. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1984. Chur: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1991.

The Très Riches Heures were made on behalf of the greatest bibliophile of his time, the Duke of Berry, around 1410. When he died in 1416, work on the book was interrupted. Its path is then lost in the mist of times.

The Très Riches Heures is the book of hours of Duke Jean de Berry . Jean de Berry is considered to be one of the greatest art patrons in history. He was an exceedingly educated man and a great friend of illuminated manuscripts.

The Très Riches Heures is the book of hours of Duke Jean de Berry, which was made by some of the most famous book artists of the Middle Ages between 1411 and 1485. The manuscript is the most popular and beautiful manuscript of the 15th centuries. Numerous handwritten works originated from his commission, although the Très Riches Heures represents the absolute highpoint of his unfathomably valuable collection.

One of the most successful art books of all time is now available in paperback for the first time. In their now-classic texts, Longnon and Cazelles recount the history of this work from its inception up until modern times. 139 color plates.
THOMAS
Some years ago I reluctantly parted with my copy of The Très Riches Heures in the magnificent 1969 edition published by George Braziller, and I'd been missing it ever since. So it was with considerable anticipation that I ordered this new Braziller hardcover edition from Amazon at a terrific price. (The same book sells for $125 at the George Braziller website.)

Unfortunately, the 2008 edition, printed and bound in Singapore by Tien Wah Press, bears little resemblance to the stunning 1969 version published in France by Draeger Frères, Paris.

The illustrated slipcase is gone, replaced with a glossy paper dust jacket. Most critically, many pictures are out of focus--disastrous for these highly detailed and delicate miniatures. The colors are no longer clean and vibrant, and the use of gold (gilt) is gone, and with it, much of the artwork's radiant, other-worldly atmosphere.

Additionally, the informative commentaries, which originally appeared on the facing pages, are now lumped together at the back of the book. Not an improvement, in my opinion.

I suspect what we're dealing with here is simply a hardback copy of the 1989 paperback edition which Publishers Weekly, in its review reproduced above on this Product Page, describes in extremely negative, and accurate, terms. [Two different 13-digit ISBN numbers appear on the hardcover's dust jacket: the number on the back inside flap is in fact the same as the paperback edition (!) while the number on the back cover refers to this new hardback.]

In short, I am disappointed that George Braziller has reissued one of its most celebrated fine art books in such a poor quality edition. Until a fully-restored version is available, I recommend everyone (myself included) seek out a copy of the 1969 original.

JANUARY 2010 UPDATE: I did seek out, and have received, an excellent used copy of the 1969 edition. Now that I have both books here, sitting side by side, I urge you to forget the 2008 version. Picture clarity and color reproduction (particularly the use of gilt) are unquestionably superior in the original edition. Used copies are available from online booksellers, including Amazon. I paid $68.00 for mine, and it was worth every penny.

JANUARY 2013 UPDATE: A comment on this review suggests that the 1969 edition is not in sharp focus. I have personally owned two copies of the 1969 Braziller edition and both were beautifully clear. One thing, though, is certain: picture quality in the 1969 Braziller book far surpasses the 2008 reprint.
Minnai
Before the reviews here were written, I bought the latest edition of this book, thinking the more modern the better. However, after noticing the reviews on this page, I got the 1969 edition as well.

As has been observed, there is no comparison between the earlier edition and the latest one. The earlier printers took enormous pains to reproduce accurately the various shades of gold in the illuminations; the later printers appear to be relying on a scan that in general turns gold of any shade to a fairly uniform, drab brown. The use of gold in the earlier edition is fantastic--miniatures like 'The Fall of the Rebel Angels' depict the fallen angels dropping looking as though they are trailing light. In the later edition, this whole effect is lost.

Not only that, the precision of the original drawing is well-depicted in the earlier edition (the printers of this edition, Draeger Freres, have also taken great pains about this); however to my eye, it is lost in the later. The outlines in the later edition are vague: this is particularly striking in the rendering of faces.

This doesn't mean the later book doesn't have a beauty of its own. If nothing better were available, it would deserve high praise. However, seeing that something better is available, I can only award the new edition 3/5. Where this book is concerned, it is well worth taking the time and trouble to find a copy of the edition printed by Draeger Freres.
Amis
This book is truly a thing of great beauty. It is one that I have wanted to own for many years. The seller was extremely conscientious and anxious to please.
Pameala
The 1969 edition by Braziller is definitely the one to get. It's a lovely reproduction of a beautiful book with things well explained. Truly stunning. I was lucky to get one used. I want to mention though that the copy I got had a glued, not sewn binding and the pages are falling out. I was surprised as I also have the Grands Heures and the Belles Heures by the same publisher and the pages of those are sewn in.
Phain
[A WORD OF WARNING: My review below of the 1969 Braziller edition of the Très Riches Heures now appears with reviews of a 2008 Braziller reprint edition. The 2008 version is inferior to the 1969 original in printing quality and editorial layout. Do not buy it. (See my review of the 2008 printing for more details.) Also be advised that other editions from other publishers have come and gone over the years, but the 1969 Braziller slipcased version is the one to own.]

Review of Très Riches Heures, 1969 George Braziller edition:

If you love great art, you simply must have a copy of this book.

Originally published in 1969 by George Braziller and lovingly printed in France by Draeger Frères, Paris, the Très Riches Heures is an artistic wonder, the greatest of all illuminated manuscripts. This book made it accessible to a worldwide audience.

The images from the calendar that begin this Book of Hours are beloved the world over. The rest of the book is comprised of less well known but equally beautiful renderings of (mostly) biblical stories.

I must also mention the highly informative essays and annotations by John Longnon and Millard Meiss. Let them guide you through the Très Riches Heures. You will be rewarded with a deeper appreciation of this incomparable work of art.
uspeh
Magnificent. Even in the softcover edition, the images are rich and detailed, and do hold up to close inspection. Granted, it's not quite like looking at the genuine article, but as a collection to see and enjoy the beautiful late-mediaeval artworks in the original this is a most excellent offering.
Not-the-Same
All my life,I have always wanted a copy of the book,"Les Tres Riche Heures de Duc du Berry" by the Limbourg brothers.This is a beautiful book that has met my standards & dream.The book jacket is perfect for protecting this marvelous volume that i will hand down to the next generation of my family.