Celtic Alphabet Paperback
by Aidan Meehan
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, 502 illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 19/01/1998
- Category: Ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE
- ISBN: 9780500279809
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Review by wyvernfriend
A very interesting mix of letters decorated with a variety of shapes, tho missing female heads in "human" heads. Uses upper case half-uncials as the base and plays with other designs around them.A book I want for myself.