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Author Meehan, Bernard, author.

Title The Book of Kells : an illustrated introduction to the manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin / Bernard Meehan.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 2014.
©1994
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  096.1 MEE    DUE 10-05-22
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Description 95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-95).
Contents Book and its background -- Decorative influences and parallels -- Scheme of decoration -- Purpose of the decoration -- Decorative themes: Book and the cross -- Angels -- Evangelists and their symbols -- Eucharistic symbolism -- Christ and his symbols: Fish, snake and lion -- 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? -- Vellum -- Writing materials and pigments -- Conclusion: Secrets of the artistry' -- Historical background -- Losses, additions and marginalla -- Notes.
Summary Provides 110 color illustrations from the original Book of Kells, and discusses the background of the book and its motifs and themes.
Subject Book of Kells -- Illustrations.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Celtic.
Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)
ISBN 9780500277904
0500277907
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