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The Book of Kells : an illustrated introduction to the manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin

Author: Bernard Meehan
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1994.
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Provides 110 color illustrations from the original Book of Kells, and discusses the background of the book and its motifs and themes.
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Genre/Form: Illustrations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Meehan
ISBN: 0500277907 9780500277904
OCLC Number: 31849655
Description: 95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 --
Angels --
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? --
Vellum --
Writing materials and pigments --
Conclusion: 'The secrets of the artistry' --
Historical background --
Losses, additions and marginalla.
Responsibility: Bernard Meehan.

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Provides 110 color illustrations from the original Book of Kells, and discusses the background of the book and its motifs and themes.

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