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Celtic Alphabets
     

Celtic Alphabets

by Aidan Meehan
 
Of all the ornamental applications of Celtic art, the decorated letter is perhapsthe richest. Aidan Meehan's brilliantly creative study of the great Celtic manuscripts underpins this wonderful collection of sixteen alphabets. From sixth-century birds to late medieval Celtic dragons, from early Celtic spirals to the later Tree of Life, more than four hundred drawings

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Of all the ornamental applications of Celtic art, the decorated letter is perhapsthe richest. Aidan Meehan's brilliantly creative study of the great Celtic manuscripts underpins this wonderful collection of sixteen alphabets. From sixth-century birds to late medieval Celtic dragons, from early Celtic spirals to the later Tree of Life, more than four hundred drawings cover the whole spectrum of Celtic ornament in its most useful form, as well as the fascinating evolution of the letterforms themselves, from Roman to Irish Gothic. Celtic artists, designers, calligraphers, and craftspeople will find it an invaluable work of reference and inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500279809
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.97(h) x 0.36(d)

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