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Thread #138058   Message #3161297
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
27-May-11 - 10:33 AM
Thread Name: British Folk Art
Subject: RE: British Folk Art
I like the way a lot of folk art doesnt take itself too seriously,

A quality we find in much medieval stuff too, from misericords to the vivid illuminations of the Luttrell and Macclesfield Psalters - however so condescending their ultimate purpose. The Luttrell Psalter is famous for its vivid scenes of rural / peasant life at the time, as well its more fantastical inventions / conventions. With this in mind I'm going to seriously recommend Mirror in Parchment: The Luttrell Psalter and the Making of Medieval England. How much? Well I'm sure you can get it for a lot less; even my copy of the complete facsimile of The Macclesfield Psalter was a fraction of that...