The Book of Kells : An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, 117 illustrations, 110 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/01/1995
- Category: Religious subjects depicted in art
- ISBN: 9780500277904