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Celtic Alphabets (1997)
by Aidan Meehan
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0500279802, Paperback)This is study of Celtic manuscripts with a collection of 16 alphabets of decorated letters. Some of the Celtic styles represented are knotwork, animal, spiral, maze and plant and the alphabet of lions from the Book of Kells is recreated. From 6th-century birds to late medieval dragons, from early Celtic spirals to the later Tree of Life - the text shows the evolution of the letter forms, from Roman to Irish Gothic.
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Of all the ornamental applications of Celtic art, the decorated letter is perhaps the richest. This collection of sixteen complete alphabets, created by Aidan Meehan from his deep knowledge of Celtic illuminated letters and styles, includes knotwork, animal and plant forms, spirals, and human figures. From seventh-century spirals to twelfth-century leonine dragons, from early uncials decorated with bird heads to modern capitals laced with Celtic eel knots, over five hundred drawings cover the whole spectrum of Celtic ornament in its most useful form. Artists, designers, calligraphers and craftspeople will find this an invaluable work of reference and inspiration.
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