[Scriptoris] Illuminated Bible
reddecay at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 8 07:16:52 PDT 2004
i saw this program a couple years ago while living in
the steppes, and it is a good program...modern
illumination, but none the less...good.
--- lizdenpeters at juno.com wrote:
> Caught this on PBS this evening (just barely!).
> When it repeats, I plan
> to record it as it was really a neat documentary.
> Details regarding the
> program from the PBS web site and the web site
> (looks to me like a work
> in progress) for the project itself are listed
> Illuminated Bible CC
> Amid the rolling hills of England's Monmouthshire, a
> team of artists are
> undertaking a seven-year task to handwrite and
> illuminate a new Bible,
> commissioned by the Benedictine monks of St John's
> Abbey in Minnesota.
> The monks chose the creation of the Bible as their
> means of commemorating
> the Millennium, and want the work to be accessible
> to all faiths. "The
> Illuminated Bible" tells the story of this
> remarkable four million dollar
> project which is the first of its kind in 500 years.
> Donald Jackson, a
> professional calligrapher and illuminator for 40
> years (illumination is
> defined as "the play of light on gold"), is at the
> helm of this project.
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