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Book of Kells

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  • Author:
    MEEHAN Bernard
  • ISBN:
    9780500238943
  • Publication Date:
    0/10/2012
  • Edition:
    1
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  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    Thames and Hudson
  • Country of Publication:
Book of Kells
Book of Kells

Book of Kells

Regular price $156.00
Unit price
per
  • Author:
    MEEHAN Bernard
  • ISBN:
    9780500238943
  • Publication Date:
    0/10/2012
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    Thames and Hudson
  • Country of Publication:
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    "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. This new book, by the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Library, Dublin, represents on a generous scale the glories of the "Book of Kells" for todays readers, revealing the astounding detail and richness of one of the greatest treasures of medieval art. Its illustrations feature 59 full-size reproductions of complete pages of the manuscript, and, in addition, enlarged details that allow one to relish the intricacy of elements barely visible to the naked eye. We explore "The Book of Kells" through its historical background; a display of the elements of the book, actual size; the spectacular openings of the texts that precede the Gospels; a study of earlier and comparable manuscripts; detailed examination of symbols and themes, with special enlarged details; a look at the scribes and artists who worked on the manuscript; and a consideration of technical aspects, illuminated by recent scientific research.

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"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. This new book, by the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Library, Dublin, represents on a generous scale the glories of the "Book of Kells" for todays readers, revealing the astounding detail and richness of one of the greatest treasures of medieval art. Its illustrations feature 59 full-size reproductions of complete pages of the manuscript, and, in addition, enlarged details that allow one to relish the intricacy of elements barely visible to the naked eye. We explore "The Book of Kells" through its historical background; a display of the elements of the book, actual size; the spectacular openings of the texts that precede the Gospels; a study of earlier and comparable manuscripts; detailed examination of symbols and themes, with special enlarged details; a look at the scribes and artists who worked on the manuscript; and a consideration of technical aspects, illuminated by recent scientific research.

Featured in the Jan 2013 Art newsletter.
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Featured in the Winter 2013 Religion newsletter.
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