Calligrapher | Book Artist

Resources & Links: Manuscript Books Online

Historical Manuscript Books

  • The Lindisfarne Gospel (late 7th to early 8th century AD), using Turning The Pages™ technology at the British Library. Choose from the menu, "Pinnacle of Anglo-Saxon Art".
  • Images from the Book of Kells, c. 800 AD.
  • The Aberdeen Bestiary Project, an online exhibit of a manuscript, written and illuminated in England around 1200 AD. A wonderful resource.
  • The Black Book of Carmarthen, c. 1250 AD — digital images, and a history.
  • Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, the famous, sumptuous book of hours completed at the end of the 15th century.
  • Sforza Hours, another book of hours using Turning The Pages™ technology at the British ibrary. Choose from the menu, "Masterpiece of the Renaissance".

Oriental Manuscripts

Miscellaneous Collections

Contemporary Book Arts Exhibits

Contemporary Journals

  • 1000 Journals, an ongoing collaboration of journal artists, with many scanned images.
  • Visual Thinking, an online exhibition of sketchbooks in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian.