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Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction (1951)

by George Bain

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Series: Celtic Art - Methods of Construction (Omnibus)

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The Revival of a Lost Art...

There are lots of books that illustrate Celtic Art...George Bain illustrates how to do it. Take a space in a design, use the Principles of Construction outlined and fill with amazing loops and whorls, keys and spirals...Mantles, Jewel Cases & Panels have all gotten the treatment and are always among the 1st things to disappear at Festival. My copy fell apart from use and it's rebound form is never far from my hand in the studio. Celtic Art was among the many lost artistic techniques...J Romilly Allen's early inspiration and George Bain share much of the credit for Celtic Art's revival... ( )
  TheDancingGoats | Dec 27, 2014 |
This is the inner sanctum on the subject of Celtic art. It gave me some serious respect for the thing.... ( )
  ftmckinstry | Apr 22, 2014 |
This book was a great start for me. Once i learned i was Irish i really got into celtic designs after looking up history of Irish heritage. This book was awesome! ( )
  -AlyssaE- | Jun 1, 2009 |
Very nice overview of Celtic knotwork and its construction. Nice designs. ( )
  SLHobbs | Feb 9, 2008 |
When this book of celtic knotwork interlacings was first published in 1951 it was hailed as "a veritable grammar of ornament". It is a fine reference book and practical textbook for the art student and craftsman seeking simple constructional methods for laying out complex ornamental schemes.

The entire celtic school of knot interlacing patterns, braids, step patterns, chevrons and keys are examined and detailed. Photos and sketches show these designs used in stone carvings, in illuminated manuscripts, and in modern woodwork, embroidery, carpets, ceramics, graphic and other designs. Artistic, geometric and mathematical methods are combined to produce wonderful art. ( )
  tripleblessings | Jun 12, 2006 |
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Dedicated to my friend the late HUGH A. FRASER, M.B.E., M.A., Drumnadrochit, who first introduced me to the works of J. Romilly Allen and sent me on this most engrossing quest.
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This should be the omnibus that contains all six books of the Method of Construction series. PLEASE do not combine the separate volumes with this single book.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486229238, Paperback)

This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, human and animal figures in distinctive Celtic style. Features over 500 illustrations.

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This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, and human and animal figures, all in distinctive Celtic style. Features over 500 illustrations.

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