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The Book of Kells By Bernard Meehan

The Book of Kells
by Bernard Meehan

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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.
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The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin by Bernard Meehan

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.

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

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About Bernard Meehan


Bernard Meehan was (until his retirement at the end of 2016) Head of Research Collections and Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin, where the Book of Kells is on permanent exhibition. Meehan has published extensively on the Book of Kells, most recently The Book of Kells, published by Thames & Hudson in 2012: `a triumph of scholarly investigation and interpretation', according to the Financial Times.

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GOR001391650
The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin by Bernard Meehan
Bernard Meehan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1995-01-01
96
0500277907
9780500277904
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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