Book of Kells

ISBN-10: 0500277907

ISBN-13: 9780500277904

Edition: 2nd 1994 (Revised)

Authors: Bernard Meehan

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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 2/17/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Bernard Meehan is Head of Research Collections and Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Library, Dublin,owners of the Book of Kells.

The Book and its background
Decorative influences and parallels
The scheme of decoration
The purpose of the decoration
Decorative themes: the book and the cross
The evangelists and their symbols
Eucharistic symbolism
Christ and his symbols: fish, snake and lion
The peacock and the dove
Illustrative features in the minor decoration
Human figures and activities
Minor animal decoration
Scribes and artists
How long did it take to produce?
Writing materials and pigments
Conclusion: 'The secrets of the artistry'
Appendix I: Historical Background
Appendix II: Losses, additions and Marginalla
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