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The Book of Kells

An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin

By (author) Bernard Meehan
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Jan 1995
Dimensions: w 191mm h 246mm d 10mm
Weight: 394g
ISBN-10: 0500277907
ISBN-13: 9780500277904
Barcode No: 9780500277904
Synopsis
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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