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This is essentially a scholarly introduction to the Book of Kells, the ancient illuminated manuscript of the gospels housed at Trinity College in Dublin. The text is laced with 117 mostly color photographs of the book's beautifully illustrated pages. For religious and art collections.
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For the fiscally conservative library, this fine, small book is an ideal substitute for the recent $18,000 facsimile of Ireland's renowned Book of Kells, the most famous of all illuminated medieval Gospels. This representation might not include all 680 illuminated pages, but it does offer 110 color illustrations, including dozens of enlargements, that permit the reader to ponder the excruciatingly complex ornamentation which makes the Book a masterpiece of Celtic interlacing. Meehan, keeper of manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin, which has housed the Book since the seventeenth century, provides erudite but direct commentary about the Book's background, its motifs and themes, and even the material from which it is constructed. Patricia MonaghanSee all Editorial Reviews
Very informative, good reproductions of the images, and easy to read.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this book to prepare us for an upcoming visit to Dublin and found it very helpful. It is always helpful to be prepared before you visit a popular site like this one... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Sally Cohen Swift
Wonderful narrative with spectacular photos. Great introduction to what you can see or saw in Dublin!Published 1 month ago by Razor Ray
Looks good. I received the book in a very good shape. Regarding its' contents, it depends on the expectations of oneself. For me, it seemed to be less than I wanted. Read morePublished 1 month ago by F. Mel
Best book I have seen on the subject. Many excellent photos. Clear explanations.Published 2 months ago by Tess
It's a good book to give those of us who can't make it to Ireland a chance to see the Book of Kells. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tara
Purchased for my daughter's 19th birthday gift. She loves The Secret of Kells (movie) and this book will go great with her interests. Can't wait to give it to her!Published 3 months ago by Merry Go Girl