Alec Nevala-Lee

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Illuminated manuscript at the Cloisters

1. Ornament should spring from the necessity of construction.
2. Ornamentation must consist of conventionalized representation of natural objects.
3. There should be a general purpose and meaning running throughout the ornamental detail.

—John William Bradley and Thomas G. Goodwin, A Manual of Illumination on Paper and Vellum

Written by nevalalee

November 3, 2014 at 7:30 am

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