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The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells
  • Author : Ben Mackworth-Praed
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-13
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 9781407024257
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Summary : The Book of Kells is the richest and most copiously illustrated book of in the Celto-Saxon style that still survives. However, despite its rarity and fame, there is little that is known about it. Reproducing over sixty of the wonderful images from the book itself, this guide describes the hidden meanings behind the illustrations and opens our eyes to the history behind them. Picking out the most interesting, beautiful and unique images from the 339 vellum leaves that comprise the book as a whole, it gives an illuminating insight into the manuscript and its creation. This book will appeal to everyone from the hundreds of thousands of people visiting the Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin every year, to those interested in history, art, ancient artefacts or the gospels and anyone with a passion for beautiful objects.

The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells
  • Author : Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :603
  • ISBN : UOM:39015042452014
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Summary : The Book of Kells is one of the supreme artistic creations to survive from the middle ages. In 1006, the Annals of Ulster recognized it as 'the chief glory of the Western world'. In the sixteenth century, Gerald Plunket of Dublin observed that 'This work doth pass all mens conyng'. Since Plunket's day, the Book of Kells has been the subject of considerable scholarly attention.

The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells
  • Author : Barbara Crooker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-13
  • Total pages :88
  • ISBN : 9781532606366
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Summary : Barbara Crooker's eighth book of poetry, The Book of Kells, focuses on the illuminated medieval manuscript with a series of meditations on its various aspects, from the ink and pigments used by the scribes and illustrators to the various plants, animals, and figures depicted on its pages, including the punctuation and use of decoration in the capital letters. It also contains poems on the flora and fauna of Ireland (swans, hares, magpies, fuchsia, gorse, crocosmia, etc.) that Crooker encountered during writing residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in County Monaghan. The third thread in this volume is a series of glosas, a fifteenth-century Spanish form that incorporates a quatrain from other poems; here, Irish writers (Yeats, Heaney, O'Driscoll) provide the embedded lines. In her work, Crooker considers the struggle to pin lines to the page, to tie experience to the written word, to wrestle between faith and doubt, to accept the aging body as it tries to be fully alive in the world. Crooker contrasts the age of faith, when the Book of Kells was created, to our modern age of doubt, and uses as her foundation the old stones of Irish myth and lore from pre-Christian times. She juxtaposes a time when the written word was laborious and sacred against our electronic world, where communication by pixel is easy and brief. Above all, she captures the awe that the word inspired in preliterate times: “The world was the Book of God. The alphabet shimmered and buzzed with beauty.”

The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells
  • Author : Carol Farr
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 0802081576
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Summary : Created between the seventh and ninth centuries AD, The Book of Kells is one of the great cultural icons of the medieval West. In the past, it has received a great deal of popular and scholarly attention, but only recently has its labyrinth of meaning and references begun to be explored. In "The Book of Kells: Its Function and Audience," Carol Ann Farr builds on the work of liturgists, palaeographers, historians, and art historians to go beyond basic analysis to place The Book of Kells in the wider context of use and audience. Farr situates The Book of Kells as part of an evangelical tradition that used the physical appearance of the gospels as a tool of conversion. By examining the manuscript in its political, social, historical, and religious contexts, she provides a fresh perspective on this most famous of insular illuminated texts. In particular, Farr offers new and convincing readings of two of the most difficult images, the 'Temptation' and so-called 'Arrest'.

The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells
  • Author : R. A. MacAvoy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-01
  • Total pages :364
  • ISBN : 9781497602854
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Summary : A contemporary couple journeys back in time to ancient Ireland in this delightful fantasy by the author of Tea with the Black Dragon. John Thornburn is an artist, mild-mannered and nonviolent. To make ends meet, he teaches some courses in Celtic design. And although his background is half Micmac Indian, he lives in Ireland for two reasons: his far more confrontational and warrior-like girlfriend, Derval O’Keane, and his fascination with the beautiful illuminated manuscript known as the Book of Kells. But he’s about to take a journey to a far more distant place, one that he could not have imagined. Along with Derval, John will find himself in an ancient Celtic realm, where a Viking attack begs to be avenged and a fantastic—and sometimes terrifying—adventure awaits . . . From a master of magical fantasy, the author of the Damiano Trilogy and a winner of the John W. Campbell Award, this is a tale of warriors, love, danger, and Irish history that will cast a spell on anyone who dreams of discovering treasures in long-lost worlds.

The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells
  • Author : Bernard Meehan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0500238944
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Summary : Among the very finest of all insular manuscripts, the Book of Kells receives magnificent treatment in this beautiful new study. Illustrated in full colour throughout, the book also contains over 80 actual size reproductions of the manuscript's most important and spectacular pages. But this volume is about much more than the pictures; Bernard Meehan's comprehensive text provides a in-depth exploration of the manuscript, the circumstances of its production and historical context, the text and its interrelationship with the decoration, as well as the complex symbolism expressed therein. Further chapters analyse technical aspects, the identification of different scribal hands, and the physical materials used in the book.

The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells
  • Author : Edward Sullivan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1933
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9781613102787
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Exploring the Book of Kells

Exploring the Book of Kells
  • Author : George Otto Simms
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :79
  • ISBN : 1847177964
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Summary : A beautiful and simple introduction to the Book of Kells. George Otto Simms, a world-renowned authority on the Book of Kells, reveals the mysteries hidden in this magnificent manuscript, and the lives of the monks who made it. Newly-expanded colour plate section.

Celtic Art

Celtic Art
  • Author : Ruth Megaw,J. V. S. Megaw
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0500275858
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Summary : First published in the UK in 1990, this lavishly illustrated survey of Celtic arts and crafts from 700 BC to 700 AD includes a discussion of the origin and identity of the Celts, the antecedents of Celtic art, and the relationship of the Celts and their art to ancient Mediterranean civilisation. Also presents a detailed examination of Celtic art in Britain and Ireland, its survival under Roman occupation and its expression in the early Christian period. Includes a bibliography and an index. Vincent Megaw is head of Visual Arts at Flinders University. His other publications include T Art of the European Iron Age.' Ruth Megaw is a former head of American Studies at the Nene College, Northampton.

Pages from the Book of Kells

Pages from the Book of Kells
  • Author : Andrew Forbes, David Henley, Edward Sullivan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1300512075
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The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells
  • Author : Blanche Cirker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9780486243450
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Summary : Vividly reproduces 32 pages from a medieval Irish Bible illustrated with elaborate and colorful drawings

Sacred Calligraphy

Sacred Calligraphy
  • Author : Suzanne Lewis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1980
  • Total pages :159
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105001712541
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The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells
  • Author : Victoria Whitworth
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-04
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781788541794
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Summary : The Book of Kells is a mystery. It is distinct from all copies of the gospels from the early Middle Ages, not only in the quality and amount of its decoration but also in the peculiarities of the ordering of its contents, the oddness of its apparatus, the appearance of the script, the interplay of text and ornament, and the erratic forms of its Latin. Scholars cannot agree on the number of scribes and artists involved; or establish the purpose of the Book; or decide whether its oddities are the result of incompetence or carelessness, and how those oddities relate to the minutely careful and deeply meaningful art. The Book of Kells is probably the most famous manuscript in the world – and Victoria Whitworth's masterly treatment offers something new.

Color Your Own Book of Kells

Color Your Own Book of Kells
  • Author : Marty Noble
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-01-28
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 0486418650
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Summary : Twenty-eight full-page, ready-to-color illustrations from one of the most beautiful books of the early Middle Ages depict Celtic spirals and interlacings, celestial figures, saints, Celtic crosses, and other finely detailed elements.

Word and Image in the Book of Kells

Word and Image in the Book of Kells
  • Author : Heather Pulliam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :237
  • ISBN : UOM:39015064868329
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Summary : "[The Book of Kells' contains almost 2000 decorated initials, the majority of which are formed by human figures, beasts, birds and fish. This title offers an in-depth examination of the smaller decorated initials, script layout, and marginalia of this book]" -- jacket cover.

The Dating of Beowulf

The Dating of Beowulf
  • Author : University of Toronto. Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997-01-01
  • Total pages :228
  • ISBN : 0802078796
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Summary : A seminal collection of studies on the date of Beowulf, now back in print, that overturned previous scholarship and raised much new information.

Exploring the Book of Kells

Exploring the Book of Kells
  • Author : George Otto Simms
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :72
  • ISBN : 0862781795
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Summary : A beautiful and simple introduction to the Book of Kells - now in paperback. Here George Otto Simms, a world-renowned authority on the Book of Kells, reveals the mysteries hidden in this magnificent manuscript. He introduces the monks who made the book and guides the reader through the intricate detail of this ancient and exotic book. Also available in French, German and Japanese.

Understanding Illuminated Manscripts, revised

Understanding Illuminated Manscripts, revised
  • Author : Michelle P. Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-04
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9781606065785
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Summary : A standard reference in the field of manuscript studies for over twenty years, now revised and updated with full-color illustrations throughout What is a historiated initial? What are canon tables? What is a drollery? This revised edition of Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms offers definitions of the key elements of illuminated manuscripts, demystifying the techniques, processes, materials, nomenclature, and styles used in the making of these precious books. Updated to reflect current research and technologies, this beautifully illustrated guide includes images of important manuscript illuminations from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and beyond. Concise, readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered in manuscript studies make this portable volume an essential resource for students, scholars, and readers who wish a deeper understanding and enjoyment of illuminated manuscripts and medieval book production. Praise for the first edition: “Highly recommended for a wide range of readers.”—CHOICE “Not only does it make lucid the most complex conventions of the illumination, but it is also a pocket history of the Middle Ages.”—Magazine Antiques

How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization
  • Author : Thomas Cahill
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-04-28
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0307755134
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Summary : The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars" -- and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization -- copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost -- they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated. In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, How The Irish Saved Civilization reconstructs an era that few know about but which is central to understanding our past and our cultural heritage. But it conveys its knowledge with a winking wit that aptly captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.

The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells
  • Author : Iain Zaczek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 1855853124
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Summary : Provides reference to Celtic arts, religious manuscripts, Celtic tradition and art works representing religious life of the time.

The Golden Haggadah

The Golden Haggadah
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1970
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:810799515
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Summary :