Book of Kells

  • Stock No
  • 46993
  • 9780500480243
  • 1 Author
  • Bernard Meehan
  • 2 Publisher
  • T&Hudson
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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This edition reproduces the most important of the fully decorated pages plus a series of enlargements showing the almost unbelievable minuteness of the detail; spiral and interlaced patterns, human and animal ornament - a combination of high seriousness and humour. Accompanying the illustrations is a new text by Bernard Meehan, the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin. He provides an authoritative analysis of these exuberant inventions, the artists, the text and the writing, and a full account of the historical background to the miraculous world of the Book of Kells.

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