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The Book of Kells : forty-eight pages and details in color from the manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin

Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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The Book of Kells is the most spectacular of a group of manuscripts created in Ireland and northern Britain between the seventh and tenth centuries, a period when Irish monasticism was in the vanguard of Christian culture. It is a masterpiece of medieval art--a brilliantly illuminated copy of the four Gospels with full-page illustrations of Christ, the Virgin and the Evangelists and a wealth of smaller decorative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Book of Kells.
New York : Knopf : distributed by Random House, 1980
(OCoLC)558450424
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brown
ISBN: 0394739604 9780394739601 9780394739632 0394739639
OCLC Number: 6378391
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Book of Kells --
Eight colour plates selected from the preliminaries --
The continental background of Latin and learning --
The island traditions --
Forty colour plates, including enlargements of details, selected from the Gospels --
The scribes and their texts --
The illumination and the artists --
The history of the manuscript.
Responsibility: selected and introduced by Peter Brown.

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The Book of Kells is the most spectacular of a group of manuscripts created in Ireland and northern Britain between the seventh and tenth centuries, a period when Irish monasticism was in the vanguard of Christian culture. It is a masterpiece of medieval art--a brilliantly illuminated copy of the four Gospels with full-page illustrations of Christ, the Virgin and the Evangelists and a wealth of smaller decorative painting. The strange, half-surrealist imagination displayed in its pages, the impeccable technique and the very fine state of preservation make it an object of endless fascination. The editor has chosen the most important of the large illustrations plus a series of enlargements showing the almost unbelievable minuteness of the detail--arabesques, interlaced patterns, weird and witty monsters and grotesqueries. He has also provided a scholarly analysis of these exuberant inventions, the artists, the text and the writing, and a full account of its historical background.--From publisher description.

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