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Illuminated Manuscripts

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

Book Chapter

...Vellum or parchment manuscripts dating back to AD400.They were developed in monasteries and they are adorned and decorated by complex interlacing patterns, initials, borders and miniature illustrations painted in bright tempera colours...