The Book of Kells

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

By (author) Bernard Meehan

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"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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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 198 x 256 x 16mm | 662.24g
  • 05 May 2009
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special edition
  • 117 illustrations, 110 in colour
  • 0500600228
  • 9780500600221
  • 1,068,930

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