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Knights Jousting in a medieval manuscript.

Primers and Other "How-to" Documents
Historical Works
Examples of Contemporary Works
Background and Historical Info

Knights Jousting in a medieval manuscript.

A Scribble

Primers and Other How-To Documents

A Primer in Calligraphy and Illumination
Best all-around primer I've seen yet online. Written by Åke Eldberg.

Scribal Demonstrations and Displays
If you are ready to show your stuff off, this one's got some pointers for you.

Scribe's Handbook

Medieval Art for Today
By Diane Calvert... Nice! Gives limited instructions on techniques for a book of hours.

Stefan's Florilegium
Nice summary article on the techniques in paintings of the Renaissance.

Kingdom of the Outlands Scribe's Handbook
Helpful hints and pointers.

Calligraphy and Illumination Links
Boy, have I hit the jackpot... For any who is interested, the Kingdom of Atlantia has a WONDERFUL collection of articles online having to do with Calligraphy and Illumination. Written by our own "peers" if you know what I mean! Those Atlantian's are really with it. :)


Known World Scriptorium

Lochac College of Scribes

Scribal Arts

Vellum Gallery of Calligraphy, Illumination, and Letter Arts

The Scribes Bookshelf

Making an Illuminated Cover Illustration
I saw this and just about fell over! Who ever said the Laurels hardly ever share their secrets with us poor schmucks were wrong. This is an extremely well done article!


Kama Pigments
These folks really like their paint. They have online information about what is paint, dispersions, how to make paint, and recipies for binders. This is a real must if you want to try to do things from scratch.

Stefan's Florilegium: Period and SCA painting, terms used
Postings on the Rialto about references on paints and making them.

Materials of Medieval Illumination
A summary of materials....

Yolk as a binder in Books

On Making Paints


Medieval European Calligraphy
Roman, Uncial, Carolingian, Gothic... this site is pretty nice.

Angelo's Learning Calligraphy Page
A beginning point for reference materials. Has some pointers for lefties.

Historical Works

Ikons, Windows into Heaven
A delightful look into the craft of inconography (which I feel is close to early medieval illumination).

Tres Riche Heures du Duc de Berry
The quintessential example of a Book of Hours.

The first word out of my mouth when I saw this site was "OOOOOOH!" Good background information and links to other "megasites" of info.

Luttrell Psalter
Wonderful up-close pictures, along with information. Geared towards school-age kids in Brittain, but nice all the same.

Oxford University Bodelain Library of Illuminated Pages

Vatican Exhibit Rome Reborn

Medieval Images

The British Library
You have to do a little digging here (darn frames), but worthwhile.

A large collection of links for medieval art, including manuscripts, sculpture, and the like.

Medieval Manuscripts
As if I don't have enough pictures... but this one has very nice descriptions along with them.

Examples of Contemporary Works

Meg's Content
I looked long enough for this.... a modern example of "White Vine" Illumination.

Calligraphy and Illumination by Veda Crewe Joseph
Nice modern examples of medieval styles of illumination.

Randy Asplund Medieval Illumination and Scribe Page
Pictures rather than references. Contemporary medieval art from an SCAer, and some information on medieval implements of the scribal arts.

On Illuminated Manuscripts
Wonderful collection here, too, of modern versions of medieval masterpieces (what a mouthful, huh?). Very much worth the look.

Background and Historical Info

Medieval and Renaissance Book Production: Manuscript Books
Can I say "Wow!"? This is a really good place to get the background on how they did it.

History of Books and Printing Links

Medieval Manuscripts: General Introduction
A page put together by the Utah Museum of Fine Art. A good introduction on different styles.

Medieval Manuscript Lesson Plans
The root page for the above reference. Gives more background and also points to pages with more detail.

History of Marginal Images
A research paper by a student at UT.

Manuscripts, Paleography, Codicology

Creating French Culture: Monarchs and Monasteries


Women Artists in the Medieval Period
A list of women artists in the medieval ages. No big deal, but ladies should have rolemodels.

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