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Book of Kells, The: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin
£9.95

BOOK OF KELLS, THE: AN ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTION TO THE MANUSCRIPT IN TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

PAPERBACK BY MEEHAN, BERNARD

£9.95

ISBN
9780500277904
IMPRINT
THAMES & HUDSON LTD
 
 
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PUBLISHER
THAMES & HUDSON LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JAN 1995

DESCRIPTION

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.