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    Description"The Book of Kells" is a masterpiece of medieval art a brilliantly decorated copy of the four Gospels with full-page depictions of Christ, the Virgin and the Evangelists as well as a wealth of smaller decorative painting that does not always relate to the sacred text. The strange imagination displayed in the pages, the impeccable technique and the very fine state of preservation make "The Book of Kells" an object of endless fascination. 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 humor. Accompanying the illustrations is a text by Bernard Meehan, the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin.


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    Title
    The Book of Kells
    Subtitle
    An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard Meehan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500600221
    ISBN 10: 0500600228
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC E4L: ART
    BISAC V2.8: ART015030, ART015070
    BIC subject category V2: ACK
    DC22: 091.09415
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Edition
    Special edition
    Edition statement
    Special edition
    Illustrations note
    117 illustrations, 110 in colour
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    05 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London