Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Art and Ornament in Color

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CODICE: ISBN 0486458164 EAN 9780486458168
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Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Art and Ornament in Color

PREZZO : EUR 16,95€

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ISBN 0486458164
EAN 9780486458168

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ANNO:
2007

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Disponibile

CARATTERISTICHE TECNICHE:
54 pages
53 colour illustrations
Paperback
cm 21 x 28 x 0,4
gr 260

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Publisher's description:
Fifty-three full-color plates capture the earthy, often primitive art forms of ancient Irish and Anglo-Saxon culture. Selected from incredibly rare manuscripts, this wondrous variety of ornamental artwork is alive with intertwined lacings, abstract animals, and meticulously drawn and detailed letters, as well as solemn religious imagery.
Reprint of Facsimiles of the Miniatures and Ornaments of Anglo-Saxon and Irish Manuscripts, Day and Son Limited, London, 1868.

From the back cover:
It is the stunning use of minute and expertly arranged details that lends such marvelous beauty to the art of early Anglo-Saxon and Celtic cultures. From the fifth through the eighth centuries, Irish and Anglo-Saxon artists originated, cultivated, and perfected a style of art unparalleled and completely distinct from that of any other part of the world. Selected from incredibly rare illuminated manuscripts, this volume spotlights a wondrous variety of that ancient ornamental artwork.
Characteristically mingling decoration, script, and text, the fifty-three full-color plates shown here are alive with intertwined lacings, abstract animal figures, meticulously drawn letters, winding scrolls of foliate designs, and uniquely solemn religious imagery. For enthusiasts of such Celtic masterworks as The Book of Kells, as well as art students, designers, and art historians, this visual feast offers a wealth of insight into the style and evolution of a deeply inspiring—and much loved—antique cultural art.
Dover (2007) republication of all plates and the Introduction from Fac-similes of the Miniatures and Ornaments of Anglo-Saxon and Irish Manuscripts, published by B. Quaritch, London, 1868.


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