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VOR DEM JAHR 1000: ABENDLANDISCHE BUCHKUNST ZUR ZEIT DER KAISERIN THEOPHANU (Before the Year 1000: Western Book Art at the Time of Empress Theophanu). Cacilienkirche, Cologne, 1991. Organized and published by Schnutgen-Museum, Cologne. 176 pp. with 130 ills. (117 col.). 31 x 23 cm. LC 91-167455 In German.
Examines the flourishing art of manuscript illumination in the age of Byzantine-born German empress Theophanu through a presentation of 50 outstanding works selected from international collections. Featuring scholarly analyses and full-page reproductions of leaves from the manuscripts and an introductory discussion of the techniques, iconography and styles characteristic of works from Ottonian scriptoria throughout Europe, the catalogue complements the extensive examination of the artistic and cultural legacy of Theophanu's reign (972-991) presented in Kaiserin Theophanu: Begegnung des Ostens und Westens um die Wende des ersten Jahrtausends (Worldwide 23200).
Indexing: Western, Europe — 300 A.D.-1400 — Manuscripts and Book Design
Plans: 02,04
Worldwide Number: 023175
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