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Book of Kells, The
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BOOK OF KELLS, THE

HARDBACK BY MACKWORTH-PRAED, BEN (AUTHOR)

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ISBN
9780091926342
IMPRINT
EBURY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
EBURY PUBLISHING
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
64 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
06 MAR 2008

DESCRIPTION

The Book of Kells is the richest and most copiously illustrated book of in the Celto-Saxon style that still survives. However, despite its rarity and fame, there is little that is known about it. Reproducing over sixty of the wonderful images from the book itself, this guide describes the hidden meanings behind the illustrations and opens our eyes to the history behind them. Picking out the most interesting, beautiful and unique images from the 339 vellum leaves that comprise the book as a whole, it gives an illuminating insight into the manuscript and its creation. This book will appeal to everyone from the hundreds of thousands of people visiting the Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin every year, to those interested in history, art, ancient artefacts or the gospels and anyone with a passion for beautiful objects.