Illuminating the Word: The Making of the Saint John's Bible (Second 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...
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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.
Christopher Calderhead is an artist, writer, and Episcopal priest. He studied art history at Princeton and formal calligraphy at the Roehampton Institute in London. In 1998, he was elected to Fellowship in the English Society of Scribes and Illuminators and he has exhibited his work in England and in the United States. For the past few years, Christopher has been documenting the making of the "Saint John's Bible", the first major manuscript Bible to be produced since the invention of printing. This project will soon be published as a book-"The Making of the Saint John's Bible". He is also the