Balthazar A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art
ISBN: PB: 9781606067857, Getty Publications, January 2023
160 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 121 colour illus.
This abundantly illustrated book examines the figure of Balthazar, one of the biblical magi, and explains how and why he came to be depicted as a Black African king. According to the Gospel of Matthew, magi from the East, following a star, traveled t...
Fantasy of the Middle Ages An Epic Journey through Imaginary Medieval Worlds
ISBN: HB: 9781606067581, Getty Publications, July 2022
144 pp., 26x22.9 cm, 140 colour illus.
From the soaring castles of Sleeping Beauty to the bloody battles of "Game of Thrones", from Middle-earth in "The Lord of the Rings" to mythical beasts in "Dungeons & Dragons" and from Medieval Times to the Renaissance Faire to Disneyland, the Middle...
Toward a Global Middle Ages Encountering the World through Illuminated
ISBN: PB: 9781606065983, Getty Publications, August 2019
296 pp., 25x15 cm, colour illus.
Illuminated manuscripts and illustrated or decorated books – like today's museums – preserve a rich array of information about how premodern peoples conceived of and perceived the world, its many cultures and everyone's place in it. Often a Eurocentr...
Sacred Landscapes Nature in Renaissance Lanscapes
ISBN: HB: 9781606065464, Getty Publications, October 2017
112 pp., 25x15 cm, illus.
Distant blue hills, soaring trees, vast cloudless skies-the majesty of nature has always had the power to lift the human spirit. For some it evokes a sense of timelessness and wonder. For others it reinforces religious convictions. And for many peopl...