Celtic Alphabets

Celtic Alphabets

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Illustrates sixteen complete alphabets inspired by the artwork found in Celtic illuminated manuscripts, in a variety of styles that includes knotwork, animal forms, spirals, and human figures

Norton Pub
Of all the ornamental applications of Celtic art, the decorated letter is perhaps the richest. Aidan Meehan's brilliantly creative study of the great Celtic manuscripts underpins this wonderful collection of sixteen alphabets. From sixth-century birds to late medieval Celtic dragons, from early Celtic spirals to the later Tree of Life, more than four hundred drawings cover the whole spectrum of Celtic ornament in its most useful form, as well as the fascinating evolution of the letterforms themselves, from Roman to Irish Gothic. Celtic artists, designers, calligraphers, and craftspeople will find it an invaluable work of reference and inspiration.

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, c1997
ISBN: 9780500279809
Branch Call Number: 745.619 MEE
Characteristics: 96 p. :,all ill. ;,28 cm.


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