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Author Meehan, Bernard.
Title The Book of Kells / Bernard Meehan.
Published New York : Thames & Hudson, 2012.
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 Floor3 Folio/Oversize  ND3359.K4 M45 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 33 cm.
Note "250 illustrations, 230 in color."
In slipcase.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Historical background. Later history of the manuscript -- Binding and rebinding -- Later additions and annotations -- The elements of the book: Hebrew names -- Canon tables -- The Virgin and Child -- Breves Causae and Argumenta -- The Gospels -- Matthew's Gospel -- Mark's Gospel -- Luke's Gospel -- John's Gospel -- Decoration: Antecedents and influences -- Symbols and themes -- Imaging the Gospels -- Concealed illustrations -- Uncertainties -- Scribes and artists: The scribes' work -- The scribes -- The artists -- The speed of scribes and artists -- Physical features of the book. Vellum -- Tools used -- Pigments and inks -- Constructing the decoration -- Bindings and shrines -- Preludes and parallels -- Structure of the book with a guide to noteworthy pages: Counting the leaves -- Collation map.
Subject Book of Kells.
Bible. Gospels -- Illustrations.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Celtic.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Ireland.
ISBN 0500238944 (hbk.)
9780500238943 (hbk.)
OCLC number 798408179