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The Miniaturist

Author : Jessie Burton
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The phenomenal number one bestseller and a major BBC TV series. Winner of the Specsavers National Book Award and Waterstones Book of the Year. A Richard and Judy Book Club selection. There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed . . . On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways . . . Nella is at first mystified by the closed world of the Brandt household, but as she uncovers its secrets she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall? Beautiful, intoxicating and filled with heart-pounding suspense, Jessie Burton's magnificent debut novel The Miniaturist is a story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.

The Miniaturist

Author : Kunal Basu
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'A tale of immense originality and intrigue. The Miniaturist is every bit as perfect and detailed as a Mughal painting should be. Well crafted in all its details of colour and texture, it is an intensely passionate creation' Observer Set in the court of the Emperor Akbar in 16th-century India, this is a richly detailed and sensuous tale of art, sex and political intrigue. Bihzad is the son of the emperor's chief artist and as such, he is groomed to follow in his father's footsteps. A child prodigy, Bihzad is shielded from life as he grows up in the stunning fortress town of Agra. But soon word of his talent - his wild, imaginative drawings free from the normal restrictions of court painting - spreads. When the emperor decides to move the court to Fatehpur Sikri, Bihzad is favoured among the other artists and musicians. In his spare time he paints a series of richly, erotic scenes. But as his fame increases, he begins to make enemies who are jealous of his success and who will use his hidden drawings to destroy him.

The Fourteenth Century

Author : Miklós Boskovits
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The Life and Works of Giorgio Giulio Clovio Miniaturist

Author : John William Bradley
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The Gospel in the Monuments of Iconography Mostly Byzantine and Russian

Author : Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Pokrovskīĭ
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The Spectator

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The Fourteenth Century The Painters of the Miniaturist Tendency Section III Volume IX

Author : Miklos Boskovits
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Eastern Christian Art

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Illuminated Manuscripts from the Library of Matthias Corvinus

Author : Ilona Berkovits
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A discussion of forty-three manuscripts and two incunabula from a 15th century Hungarian collection.

The Poison Bed

Author : E C Fremantle
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'The Miniaturist meets Gone Girl. Gripping and full of surprises' BBC History 'Books of the Year' A marriage. A murder. One of them will hang for it. _________ Autumn, 1615. Frances Carr is imprisoned in a cold, lightless room. She is accused of murder. In a cell nearby is her co-accused - her husband Robert. Kept apart and alone, Frances can only tell her side of the story. How did she come to be here? Can she somehow prove her innocence? And what lengths will she go to to save herself? __________ 'A gripping psychological thriller. Readers will be awake deep into the night, trying to untangle the truth' The Times 'Books of the Year' 'Engaging, vivid and revelling in historical detail' Sarah Perry, bestselling author of The Essex Serpent 'A tale of intrigue and ambition, this is a rich and fascinating book' Guardian 'Immaculately detailed, dark, clever and compulsive' Daily Mail

Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture

Author : Leslie Ellen Brown
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Illuminated Manuscripts in Hungary XI XVI Centuries

Author : Ilona Berkovits
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Livelier Than Life

Author : Karel G. Boon
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My Name Is Red

Author : Orhan Pamuk
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At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers. The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn’t know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power. Translated from the Turkish by Erda M Göknar

Far Eastern Economic Review

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Dollhouses Dioramas

Author : Robert H. Schleicher
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Indian Miniature Painting

Author : Dr. Daljeet
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This book comes out with a new perception of Indian miniature art. The book examines not merely its body but also its inherent soul, underlying unity, ethos it represents and factors that shaped it across the period from the seventh century onwards.

Persica

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Acta Historiae Artium

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Manuscripts of the Speculum Humanae Salvationis in the Southern Netherlands c 1410 c 1470

Author : Bert Cardon
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(Peeters 1996)