Giuseppe Solmi

THE BOOK OF HOURS - An Introduction

The Book of Hours were a commercial phenomenon that represent something close to the idea of a status symbol.

Demonstrating possession of a Book of Hours might be compared to what happened in the Fifties, when owners of a television would invite neighbours and friends to their home and in doing so reaffirm their own level in society.

The aim of this volume is to provide the curios and interested reader with an overview of the surprising world that constitues the Book of Hours.

We put ourselves in the shoes of the reader who has come across this universe for the first time.

Daniela Villani    Giuseppe Solmi    Alessandro Balistrieri