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Celtic ornament :art of the scribe

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Join the revival of Celtic design, whose abstract patterns and intricate symbols speak to today's fascination with ancient spiritual symbols. Most of these designs are 1,000 to 1,500 years old, and come from sources as varied as Earth Mother worship, farmers observing the natural seasons, warriors decorating their weapons, and early Christian copies of the Gospels. You'll see vivid displays of symbols on their original sources such as jewelry, sword hilts, stone carvings, and manuscripts — in and also as distinct drawings by the author/artist. This wondrous collection displays the full range of Celtic visual lore. Unique Celtic contributions to designs such as spiraling, knot-work, and key patterns are shown and their construction and meaning are fully explained. But it's the powerful pictures themselves, especially those from the Book of Kells, The Durham Gospels, and other immortal works of scribes and calligraphers, that will inspire anyone with an interest in the spiritual dimensions of the visual arts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713725476
Subtitle:
(art of the scribe )
Author:
Davis, Courtney
Publisher:
Blandford
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Decoration and ornament, Celtic
Subject:
Calligraphers
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Celtic
Subject:
Calligraphy, Celtic.
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
173
Publication Date:
c1997
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96 p.
Dimensions:
10.88x8.65x.28 in. .82 lbs.

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