This comprehensive survey of Celtic knot design is based on the canon of traditional knot patterns collected by the father of the 19th-century Celtic Art revival, John Romilly Allen, and is accompanied by the author's unique triple-grid analyses.A step-by-step guide to drawing Celtic knots, the most widely appealing form within the rich repertoire of Celtic design. This comprehensive survey of Celtic knot design is based on the canon of traditional knot patterns collected by the father of the nineteenth-century Celtic Art revival, John Romilly Allen. His work has inspired generations of modern Celtic artists, but until now his definitive collection of knots from authentic sources has only been available in an obscure academic journal.Aidan Meehan's Treasury is the most complete compendium available on these marvelously decorative and versatile designs. He first presents all the Celtic knots that Romilly Allen discovered, making each pattern intelligible with detailed instructions that show the primary, secondary, and tertiary dot grids, and then finishes the designs that the earlier artist provided. The knots are no longer clipped out of context, with loose ends, but developed into whole new ornaments, shown in two colors and in a variety of treatments.
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Aidan Meehan has been researching and practicing Celtic knot design since discovering the triple-grid method of Celtic knot design in 1974. He is the author of the eight-volume Celtic Design series and many other books on the subject.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I disagree with the Anon review posted Sept 2006. If you are willing to put in the work you CAN learn knotwork from this fantastic book. It is not written for small children, you need to extrapolate how to make larger designs from individual parts. So - if you are willing to use your brain and study you can learn this intricate art form.
This book claims to be a step by step guide to drawing the celtic knots.This is extremely misleading,it should rather be called'Clue's on how to draw Celtic Knots' because that's all you really get when you buy this book.This book is in no way a step by step guide.The design's are very beautiful,so if you want pretty picture's to look at it might be worth it to buy,otherwise goodluck!