The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin

The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin

by Bernard Meehan (Author)

Synopsis

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. Accompanying the illustrations is a new text by Bernard Meehan, the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin. He provides an authoritative analysis of these exuberant inventions, the artists, the text and the writing, and a full account of the historical background to the miraculous world of the Book of Kells.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Edition: New
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Published: 30 Jan 1995

ISBN 10: 0500277907
ISBN 13: 9780500277904
Book Overview: 'Beautiful ... by far the best modern short account of one of the great monuments of early Irish civilization' Irish Times

Author Bio
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.