The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells

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Bernard Meehan is the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin.

The Book of Kells is a masterpiece of medieval art – a brilliantly decorated version of the four Gospels with full-page depictions of Christ, the Virgin and the Evangelists as well as a wealth of smaller decorative painting.

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 humour.

Product Code 1015702
ISBN 9780500277904
author Bernard Meehan
format Paperback
GTIN 9780500277904
Illustrations 117
pages 96
published January 1995
publisher Thames & Hudson
Dimensions 191 mm X 247 mm
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