11 February 2011

Virtual books at the British Library

After recently giving a talk on the use of text within visual art, I followed up some suggestions (thank you, Maureen) and questions from the very lively and participatory audience. One place to which this process took me was the Virtual Books index at the British library.

There is an excellent online Lindisfarne Gospels, a Qur'an and a Hebrew Bible (these links take you to static text/image pages; there are also animated page-turning versions). But I recommend looking through the whole list, in all its representative variety from Alice through botanical illustration to Leonardo, maps and Mozart.

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