RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 798408179 LA English T1 The Book of Kells A1 Meehan, Bernard., PB Thames & Hudson PP New York YR 2012 SN 9780500238943 0500238944 AB The Book of Kells is one of the great treasures of medieval Europe. Produced around 800, it presents a text of the Gospels employing decoration that is not only extraordinarily rich and colourful but also, in places, deeply enigmatic. This new book will enrich people interested in manuscripts, in design, in Celtic art, in religious imagery, and in the world of Irish studies. It will be a revelation even to those familiar with the great Book of Kells. We are guided through full-page depictions of Christ, the Evangelists and their symbols, lavish openings to the Gospels, inventive lettering, and combinations of complex interlace, animals and human figures. - Publisher.