Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Illuminating the Word: The Making of the Saint John's Bible (Second Edition)

Illuminating the Word: The Making of the Saint John's Bible (Second Edition) will be published in February 2015.  I have the first edition and love it.  The author is Christopher Calderhead, who did the first edition.

The time has come to tell the entire story of the creation of The Saint John s Bible. This completely revised and updated edition of Illuminating the Word devotes a separate chapter to each of the Bible s seven volumes. Readers get a behind-the-scenes tour of the creation of each volume, with a fascinating window into the activities, challenges, and struggles at Donald Jackson s Scriptorium in Wales. We can practically watch, through the eyes of every artist and calligrapher who participated in the project, the Bible s stunning illuminations move from conception to completion.

This edition includes a completely new chapter, on the scripts used in The Saint John s Bible that will fascinate calligraphers and lovers of the art. Still another new chapter details the production of the Heritage Edition, a high-quality, fine art facsimile of the original that makes The Saint John s Bible available to a wider audience than the singular manuscript.


Theophrastus said...

Are you sure that it will be published in February 2015? Amazon still has a 2013 date up, and it seems that the first edition is still being sold at the Liturgical Press web site.

Timothy said...

Yes. I saw it in a recent LitPress Catalogue.

Timothy said...

See page 27:;s%20Fall-Winter%202014%20Academic%20Catalog