A Facsimile Volume is a faithful re-creation of the original to the extent that it is virtually indistinguishable from the original copy.
The word "Facsimile" comes from the Latin ("fac simile") and means "make it the same!". According to the dictionary, it represents "the faithful rendition of originals, particularly of manuscripts, generally produced by a photographic process". This circumscription is too general and requires further definition when applying the term to a Fine Art Facsimile Volume.
The Fine Art Facsimile Volume - a Perfect Rendition of the Original
To produce a Fine Art Facsimile Volume, a unique combination of the latest electronic production processes and traditional methods still employed by highly skilled craftsmen is used. In this way, it is possible to produce a Fine Art Facsimile Volume of a priceless manuscript, one which is a faithful re-creation of the original in every respect.
If faithful rendition is the target, no cost can be spared in achieving it. The work done by medieval artists must be analysed and re-created using the latest in technical as well as traditional methods. This means that each Fine Art Facsimile Volume can only be produced by adopting an individual approach relevant to the work involved.
Each Fine Art Facsimile Volume is accompanied by a text volume, designed and written for scholars, connoisseurs and interested collectors. For our current generation, it is the stepping stone to a centuries old work. The handwritten text is reproduced in legible form, the pictures are described and the various aspects of the manuscript are thoroughly investigated. These text volumes are written by internationally acknowledged scholars and researchers for their areas of specialisation.
Active Conservation of Our Cultural Heritage
The result of years of intensive work, a Fine Art Facsimile Volume of this quality fulfils three objectives of vital cultural importance: the propagation of a work of art previously only accessible to a limited number of people, the conservation of our cultural heritage should the original be lost as a result of circumstances beyond our control or decomposition due to age, as well as scientific research into the work.
Collectors of these Fine Art Facsimile Volumes make a vital contribution towards research and the conservation of culture in the world.
Art Galleries around the world have on display paintings produced by some of the greatest artists the world has seen. But some of the greatest art works ever produced are never seen. They are locked away in library vaults, only available to a very few. Now, with the production of these Facsimile Volumes, these art works are available for all to see.
The Facsimile Volumes presented by Finn's Fine Books cover a broad range of subjects. To view details of specific books simply select the item below: