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The Lindisfarne Painting Book By Aidan Meehan

The Lindisfarne Painting Book

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The Lindisfarne Gospels is an 8th-century masterpiece of Celtic illumination. After careful study the author has re-drawn more than 50 of the designs that appear on its pages.

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The Lindisfarne Painting Book by Aidan Meehan

The Lindisfarne Gospels is an eighth-century masterpiece of Celtic illumination. After careful study, Aidan Meehan has beautifully redrawn more than fifty designs that appear on its pages. Each one has been taken from its amazingly intricate background, often extricated from other entangled ornaments, and enlarged.

The original manuscript page from which each design is derived is provided so you can refer to reproductions of the gospel book and see the decorative style and colors used by the scribes in the eighth century. Based on the four types of pattern in the Lindisfarne Gospels - knotwork, spirals, mazes, and animal patterns, with special emphasis on the jewel-like birds and dogs - the drawings range from simple to complex and will inspire you to try out your own painting techniques and color schemes.

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About Aidan Meehan

Aidan Meehan has been researching and practising Celtic knot design since discovering the triple-grid method of Celtic knot design in 1974. He is the author of the eight-volume Celtic Design series and Celtic Alphabets, Celtic Borders, The Book of Kells Painting Book, The Lindisfarne Painting Book and Celtic Knots, all published by Thames & Hudson.

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The Lindisfarne Painting Book by Aidan Meehan
Aidan Meehan
Painting Books
Used - Like New
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.