The Book of Kells and the Art of Illumination Brian Kennedy

ISBN: 9780642541642

Published: June 25th 2000

Paperback

80 pages


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The Book of Kells and the Art of Illumination  by  Brian Kennedy

The Book of Kells and the Art of Illumination by Brian Kennedy
June 25th 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 80 pages | ISBN: 9780642541642 | 9.17 Mb

The Book of Kells and the Art of Illumination brings together the Gospel of St. Mark from the 1200-year-old Irish masterpiece with a selection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts which demonstrate the legacy of Kells throughout the centuries,MoreThe Book of Kells and the Art of Illumination brings together the Gospel of St. Mark from the 1200-year-old Irish masterpiece with a selection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts which demonstrate the legacy of Kells throughout the centuries, both in terms of Gospel illustration and of the illuminated book.Not only does the Book of Kells testify to the vitality of Celtic art in the Early Middle Ages, but its fortunes also reflect the turbulent nature of the period in which it was created.

This was an age in which the British Isles were ravaged by Viking raids, and monastic settlements, the cultural heart of the country, up-rooted. Yet, against these odds, the Book of Kells survived. In later times it suffered further disturbances, and in the middle of the 17th century, during Irelands battles with Cromwell, it was transferred from the ruined parish of Kells to Trinity College, Dublin, where ever since it has had a secure and distinguished home.



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