The St. Albans Psalter Paperback

Painting and Prayer in Medieval England

by Kristen Collins; Nancy Turner; Peter Kidd;

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The St. Albans Psalter

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This is a fascinating look at one of the world's most important and renowned 12th-century manuscripts. The St. Albans Psalter is one of the most important, famous, and puzzling books produced in 12th-century England. It was probably created between 1120 and 1140 at St. Albans Abbey. The manuscript's powerfully drawn figures and saturated colours are distinct from those in previous Anglo-Saxon painting and signal the arrival of the Romanesque style of illumination in England. Although most 12th-century prayer books were not illustrated, the St. Albans Psalter includes more than 40 full-page illuminations and over 200 historiated initials. Decorated with gold and precious colours, the psalter offers a display unparalleled by any other English manuscript to survive from the time. In 2012, scholars conservators, and scientists at the J. Paul Getty Musesum conducted a close examination of the Psalter, gathering new evidence challenging several prevailing assumptions about this richly illustrated manuscript.

The St. Albans Psalter by Kristen Collins; Nancy Turner; Peter Kidd was published by Getty Trust Publications in September 2013. The ISBN for The St. Albans Psalter is 9781606061459.

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Details for The St. Albans Psalter

Page last updated 8th June 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherGetty Trust Publications (September 2013)
Number of Pages104
Thickness8 mm
Height276 mm
Width198 mm
Product Code4248196
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