Thursday, November 19th, 2009...3:59 pm

Picturing Prayer

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Picturing Prayer: Books of Hours in Houghton Library, Harvard University is a new website devoted to examples of this prevalent form of the medieval book. The site examines the various parts of a typical book of hours, and provides ten examples from Houghton collections, digitized in high resolution from cover to cover, utilizing page-turning software. A third section enables the reader to make a side-by-side comparison of the same feature, such as the Office of the Dead, in each manuscript in which it appears.

Originating in a 2006 exhibition, the project was overseen by William Stoneman of Houghton Library and Professor Jeffrey Hamburger, with assistance from the Library Instructional Technology Fellows program.

Houghton Library MS Richardson 42 (12r)

Houghton Library MS Richardson 42 (12r)