The Book of Kells : an illustrated introduction to the manuscript in Trinity College Dublin
Contributor(s): Meehan, Bernard.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 1994Description: 95 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0500277907.Subject(s): Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) | Book of Kells -- Illustrations | Illumination of books and manuscripts, Celtic -- Ireland | Manuscripts, Latin (Mediaeval and modern) -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Facsimiles | Illumination of books and manuscripts | Illumination of books and manuscripts, CelticDDC classification: 745.67
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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 humor. The text is by Bernard Meehan, the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin.
Includes bibliographical references
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