These manuscripts were made to delight.To touch,gaze upon,or read,even to smell and hear the gentle rustle of their folios  are pleasurable experiences.Connoisseurs of craftsmanship as well as of art can find much among their pages and bindings to astound and instruct.When these volumes were created whole workshops shared in the projects:makers of paper,specialists who burnished and cut the folios ,others who measured and penned the razor-sharp rulings of the margins and colored and gilded them.experts who adorned chapter headings and other important passage with interlaces of arabesque and geomentrical ornament in gold and color.artisans who spent their lives selecting and grinding pigments,most of which were made by pulverizing minerals such as gold,silver,lapis lazuli,and malachite-though some were derived from earth and secretion of beetles.

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