Model books or exempla were compiled by most artists in the Middle Ages and in the early Renaissance to use in their work. Very few of them have survived and only 30 such medieval manuscripts are known in Europe today. In Scandinavia, only one survived: The Icelandic Model Book.
This new edition by Dr. Guðbjörg Kristjánsdóttir brings to light new information on the different styles of the artists that used and compiled the book and illustrates the practicalities of medieval iconography.
Text: Guðbjörg Kristjánsdóttir
Design: Snæfríð Þorsteins, Hildigunnur Gunnarsdóttir
Size: 240 x 305 mm
172 pages, hardcover
Released by Crymogea 2013.