A New Artistic
Design Based on the Illuminated Manuscripts: the Album “Queen Jadwiga”
One of the general objectives of the
project is to increase an interest in both historical and artistic
literature. The historical book not only needs to include the information
about the historical events but also needs to refer in some way to the
past. A handwritten book with pictures and decorations painted or drawn in
bright colors was a major form of artistic expression at medieval times.
These handwritten books are called illuminated manuscripts.
The aims of
this project are: to elaborate the new artistic method of illustration of
the printed book, to introduce a
new technique of the artistic designing of the book, to investigate
interplay between text and illustration in the book and to increase an
interest in both historical and artistic literature.
The first version of the book was issued
on the Queen Jadwiga Day (8 June 2005) . This
book can be ordered from the QJF Kiosk.
example of the designed page (the first proposal)
of the designed page