Illuminated ManuscriptIlluminated Manuscript
Illuminated Manuscript

In a proto-Taylorist division of labor, here's what might have happened in Monasteries, with monks making sourdough bread and brewing beer (mead): a scribe (monk) would write the text, the page would be passed on to the Illuminator, and then to a Gilder (sometimes these may have been one role).

Jesse Seegers

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