Selected Bibliography


Alexander, J. J. G. The Master of Mary of Burgundy: A Book of Hours for Englebert of Nassau. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1970. A selection of pages reproduced from the Hours of Englebert of Nassau. Each illustration is accompanied by an explanation. Includes selected bibliography. Alexander, J. J. G. Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of Work. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 1992. A survey of European manuscript illumination in which the author discusses the social and historical context of the artists. Art Gallery, University of Notre Dame. Medieval Art 1060-1550, Dorothy Miner Memorial.  Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 1974. Catalog from memorial exhibition held March 16 – April 14, 1974. Miner was a leading scholar on early Christian and Medieval manuscripts. Includes selected bibliography of Miners published works. Books of Hours. London: Phaidon Press, Ltd., 1996. A selection of folios from small Books of Hours, reproduced near their original size. Brown, Michelle P. Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms. Malibu, CA: The J. Paul Getty Museum in association with The British Museum, 1994. Discusses history of manuscript production including physical processes and techniques through the definitions of terms. Includes selected bibliography. Castle, Lynn P., ed. Paths to Grace, A Selection of Medieval Illuminated Manuscript Leaves and Devotional Objects. Beaumont, TX: Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 1991. Catalog from exhibition held Sept. 1991 – Jan. 1992. Introduction by Roger Wieck. Works include leaves from illuminated manuscripts, Books of Hours, and other religious artifacts. Includes glossary of terms. De Hamel, Christopher. A History of Illuminated Manuscripts. London: Phaidon Press, Ltd., 1986, reprinted 2005. A discussion of the circumstances in which manuscripts were created. Delaiss, L. M. J. A Century of Dutch Manuscript Illumination. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1968. This places the illuminators work in the context of its day. It stresses the originality of Dutch manuscript illumination as it is linked to the spiritual movement, Devotio Moderna. Harthan, John. The Book of Hours with a Historical Survey and Commentary. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1977. Evolution, contents, decoration and social aspects of illuminated manuscripts are discussed through thirty-four individual Books of Hours.  Includes selected reading list. Herbert, J. A. Illuminated Manuscripts. New York: Burt Franklin, 1911, reprinted 1969. History of illuminated manuscripts which focuses specifically on illuminations on vellum, primarily of European origins. Humanities Research Center, University of Texas. Gothic and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts from the Texas Collections. Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin, 1971. Catalog from exhibition held April 23 – June 23, 1971 at the Miriam Lutcher Stark Library at the University of Texas, Austin. Included in the exhibition was Horae BMV, which, at the time, was in the private collection of Mrs. Nelda C. Stark. The book is now in the collection of the Stark Museum of Art; Boucicaut Master, Horae BMV. 11.099/001. Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut. ed. The Gottingen Model Book. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1972. A facsimile and translation of a fifteenth century illuminator’s manual. Examples include foliage and checkered backgrounds. Marrow, James H., et. al. The Golden Age of Dutch Manuscript Painting. New York: George Braziller, Inc. 1990. Catalog essays from exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library March 1 – May 6, 1990. Discusses the religious movement Devotio Moderna and its influence on the production of illuminated manuscripts. Includes bibliography. Meiss, Millard. French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Boucicaut Master. London: Phaidon Press, Ltd., 1968. A comprehensive study of the work attributed to the Boucicaut Master. Contains 497 illustrations and bibliography. Includes a Book of Hours from the Stark Museum of Art’s collection; Boucicault Master, Horae BMV. 11.099/001. Nikola-Lisa, W. Magic in the Margins: A Medieval tale of bookmaking. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007. Simon is anxious to create his own illuminations, but first must learn to use his imagination. Ages 9-12. Robb, David M. The Art of the Illuminated Manuscript. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, Inc., 1973. Discussion of the role handwritten books played in human expression: the history of painting, history of decoration and the history of ideas. Includes bibliography. Robertson, Bruce. Marguerite Makes a Book. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1999. Marguerite, while helping her father finish a special book, demonstrates the painstaking craftsmanship required in making an illuminated manuscript. Beautifully illustrated chapter book. Ages 8-12. The Roots of Healing – Ancient Herbals: The Lore of Medicinal Plants Gave Modern Botany its Start. Natural History LXiii, no. 10 (1959): 578-591. Article concerning botanical illustrations in illuminated manuscripts that piqued H. J. Lutcher Stark’s interest in Books of Hours. Vanwijngaerden, Frans, Liber Amicorum, Herman Liebaers. Bruxellis: Pour les Amis de la Bibliotque Royale Albert ler par le Credit Communal de Beligique, 1984. Text in English, French and German. Forty contributors discuss the life and works of Belgian librarian, Herman Liebaers.  Reference to Stark works in census. Wieck, Roger. Picturing Piety: The Book of Hours. London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2007. Catalog from exhibition held September 11- November 11, 2007; Les Enluminures at Le Louvre des Antiquaries. Includes bibliography. Wieck, Roger. Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. New York: George Braziller, Inc. in association with the Walters Art Museum, 2001. Considered the standard reference work on Books of Hours. Includes bibliography.


Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Medieval Manuscripts. VHS. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, Inc., 1993. A look at how scriptoria operated, what materials were used and how texts were illuminated. 30 minutes.

For Children

Robertson, Bruce. Marguerite Makes a Book. Los Angeles, CA: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1999.
Selected titles may be available for purchase in the Museum Store. For Museum Store information call 409-886-2787 ext. 13.You can also consult your local library. Books not in the holdings of your local library can often be borrowed through inter-library loan.