Designing English: Graphics on the Medieval Page

01 Dec 2017-22 Apr 2018

Weston Library, University of Oxford, Oxford

This exhibition will illustrate the graphic design of handwritten manuscripts and inscriptions for the first thousand years of English history.

Ranging from fragments of medieval songs scribbled on spare pages to masterpieces framed with illustrations and gold, it will cover the experiences of both the makers and the users of writing: how craftspeople planned and made books, and how readers responded to their designs.

For the first two months this exhibition will feature Redesigning the medieval book, a display of book arts by contemporary practitioners.

Opening Weekend
December 2-3

Were there medieval designers?
December 6

Medieval Graffiti: Reading the Writing on the Wall
January 24

The Illuminators’ Craft
February 28

 

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