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The Vellum Page is ready to revive the art of making amusing books!
Illuminated Manuscripts XXI is ready to revive the ancient art of Illuminated Manuscript bookmaking.

Illuminated Manuscripts have, throughout the ages, been held as treasures comparable to the finest works of art. Those that survive are proudly kept in libraries, museums and private collections. The most splendid among them were collaborative enterprises involving exceptional artists who found their skills continually challenged by the array of crafts and media required to produce them: parchment, ink and pigment-making, bookbinding, calligraphy, gilding, drawing, and the use of precious stones. With the advent of the Gutenberg press, however, the art of making these astonishing Manuscripts disappeared.

We have assembled a world-class team of artists and scholars to bring this unique process back to life by employing the original materials and techniques of ancient times to reproduce Medieval manuscript facsimiles on real lambksin vellum.

1. We are the only company in the world that crafts limited-edition Medieval manuscript facsimiles on authentic lambskin vellum, faithfully employing the exact same medium used for the original manuscripts. Our first book is The Book of Chess.

2. We revive the art of the Illuminated Manuscript with our first reproduction: Highlights of the Golden Haggaah.

Illuminated Manuscripts have, throughout the ages, been held as treasures comparable to the finest works of art. Those that survive are proudly kept in libraries, museums and private collections. The most splendid among them were collaborative enterprises involving exceptional artists whose skills were continually challenged by the array of crafts and media required to produce them: parchment, ink and pigment-making, bookbinding, calligraphy, gilding, drawing, and the use of precious stones. With the advent of the Gutenberg press, however, the art of making these astonishing Manuscripts disappeared. We have assembled a world-class team of artists and scholars to bring this unique process back to life by employing the original materials and techniques of ancient times to reproduce Medieval manuscript facsimiles on real lambksin vellum.
Our team of artists and scholars have already begun to undertake the unique enterprise of crafting an entirely original illuminated Manuscript, a recreation of The Golden Haggadah.

3. “Computer animated video painting Haggadah”
A stunning recreation of the original illustrations in our Highlights of the Golden Haggadah. Artist Alberto Fernández lends his extraordinary skills to capturing the craftsmanship and beauty of each one of the 57 stunning paintings, this time using 21st Century Techniques rather than Medieval techniques. Video paintings are later converted to digital .pdf files accompanied by text and ready to be downloaded.
Date of Release: Passover 2012

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Ramon Abajo, CEO
ramon@thevellumpage.com

Todd Blackmore, New Projects Director
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