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

Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 paintings. The strange imagination displayed in the pages, the impeccable technique, and the very fine state of preservation make The Book of Kells an object of endless fascination.
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Genre/Form: Illustrations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brown
ISBN: 0500271925 9780500271926 0500233268 9780500233269
OCLC Number: 7121873
Description: 96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Captions to the plates --
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 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 paintings. The strange imagination displayed in the pages, the impeccable technique, and the very fine state of preservation make The Book of Kells an object of endless fascination.

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