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Verk av Bernard Meehan

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Meehan, Bernard
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Ireland
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Trinity College Library, Dublin

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This is quite possibly the most beautiful book I've ever read. It's certainly the only one I've read with a magnifying glass handy to make sure I didn't miss any of the details.

I have seen the Book of Kells personally, but nothing prepares you for the wealth of fascinating detail that Bernard Meehan reveals in his erudite discussion of the book. He goes into its history, structure, script, illustrations, symbolism, authorship, physical structure and a whole lot more. Meehan highlights fine aspects of the illustrations that the untrained eye would never see, they are so tiny. The artistry and calligraphy he describes are breath-taking and engender awe for what these scribes and artists were capable of more than 1200 years ago.… (mer)
 
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gjky | 8 andra recensioner | Apr 9, 2023 |
Le plus beau des livres médiéval expliqué
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ours57 | 8 andra recensioner | Feb 22, 2023 |
This was a difficult book to read at first. Then I got the hang of the abbreviations and citations and it became clearer. I am in awe of the Kells. The artistry, the colors, the intricacy, the mystery of the kells is enticing. You can look at them for hours and see something new every moment. The are the "work, not of men, but of angels."
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bcrowl399 | 8 andra recensioner | Oct 9, 2018 |
A quick but academic read about the illuminated manuscripts copied by monks in ancient Ireland. Luckily it is heavily illustrated to avoid my head spinning from the frequent use of language specific to the trade of manuscript studies
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Othemts | 8 andra recensioner | Jun 25, 2008 |

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