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A Picture Bible for People and Princes

Everyone likes a good story. In a way, the history of the written word is an exercise in grabbing the attention of your audience, whoever they might be. Performers do this by “breaking the fourth wall” and talking to us directly (you hate that as much as I do, right?). Pictures also play this game in books and illuminated manuscripts.

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What’s Up NY?

New York is a city for everyone – with events to match – “Restaurant Week,” “Fashion Week,” “Fleet Week”...

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Reading the Hours

This post takes a closer look at what’s in a Book of Hours, which is arguably the most important text of the late Middle Ages. This is why...

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