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The Book of Kells : with 250 illustrations, 230 in colour

Author: Bernard Meehan
Publisher: [London] : Thames & Hudson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Meehan
ISBN: 9780500238943 0500238944
OCLC Number: 826836798
Notes: Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (256 p.) : ill. en coul., jaquette ill. ; 33 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Historical background. Later history of the manuscript --
Binding and rebinding --
Later additions and annotations --
The elements of the book: Hebrew names --
Canon tables --
The Virgin and Child --
Breves Causae and Argumenta --
The Gospels --
Matthew's Gospel --
Mark's Gospel --
Luke's Gospel --
John's Gospel --
Decoration: Antecedents and influences --
Symbols and themes --
Imaging the Gospels --
Concealed illustrations --
Uncertainties --
Scribes and artists: The scribes' work --
The scribes --
The artists --
The speed of scribes and artists --
Physical features of the book. Vellum --
Tools used --
Pigments and inks --
Constructing the decoration --
Bindings and shrines --
Preludes and parallels --
Structure of the book with a guide to noteworthy pages: Counting the leaves --
Collation map.
Responsibility: Bernard Meehan.

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