The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Book of Kells Reproduces the most important of the fully decorated pages of the Book of Kells, with a series of enlargements showing minute details. This book also looks at the artists, the text and the writing, and has an account of the historical background of the book.
- Published: 17 February 1995
- Format: Paperback 95 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500277904 ISBN 10: 0500277907
- Sales rank: 49,681
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Full description for The Book of Kells
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.