Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Illuminated Manuscripts

I'm teaching the Middle Ages, as you may have guessed from my recent posts.  One of the things I'm covering tomorrow is the popularity of illuminated manuscripts during the period.  This British Library site allows you to choose any number of medieval texts-- from a William Blake text to a Renaissance masterpiece, to Anglo-Saxon art-- and actually open and turn pages using your mouse and shockwave.  It's really cool, though it takes a moment for the manuscript and shockwave to load.  I added the site to my web-quest on medieval art and architecture. 

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