Celtic Illumination: The Irish School Courtney Davis

ISBN: 9780500280393

Published: May 1998

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96 pages


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Celtic Illumination: The Irish School  by  Courtney Davis

Celtic Illumination: The Irish School by Courtney Davis
May 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 96 pages | ISBN: 9780500280393 | 4.27 Mb

Early Celtic illuminated manuscripts continue to intrigue us with their intricacy and craftsmanship. Contemporary artist Courtney Davis recreates portraits of the saints, border designs, Celtic symbols, and elaborate initials from all the IrishMoreEarly Celtic illuminated manuscripts continue to intrigue us with their intricacy and craftsmanship. Contemporary artist Courtney Davis recreates portraits of the saints, border designs, Celtic symbols, and elaborate initials from all the Irish School manuscripts, spanning the period from the beginning of the seventh century until the twelfth century.

His text vividly describes the historical background -- the Christianization of Ireland, the Viking raids, and the monks who fled with their precious books to libraries abroad. From the Book of Durrow to the Corpus Missal, the origin of each manuscript is given, with an account of where and by whom it was made, its purpose, and the symbolism of its designs.The result is an inspiration for designers everywhere, and an essential resource for anyone interested in the Celts.



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