The Book of Kells

Author(s): Bernard Meehan

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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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780500277904
  • : Thames & Hudson
  • : Thames & Hudson
  • : January 1997
  • : 248mm X 190mm X 6mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 96
  • : 117 illustrations, 110 in colour
  • : Bernard Meehan
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition