Critically acclaimed writer, Simon Worrall,author of The Poet and The Murderer, takes readers on a colourful journey behind the scenes of the creation of one of the world's greatest art works, the illuminated manuscript known as The Book of Kells. On the way, you will learn fascinating details about the monks who created the illuminated manuscript; the origins of the desigCritically acclaimed writer, Simon Worrall,author of The Poet and The Murderer, takes readers on a colourful journey behind the scenes of the creation of one of the world's greatest art works, the illuminated manuscript known as The Book of Kells. On the way, you will learn fascinating details about the monks who created the illuminated manuscript; the origins of the designs and the extraordinary lengths they went to to procure the colors used in the illuminations. The result is an uplifting story of the triumph of the human spirit in a time of war and darkness, " a rainbow-bridge of light thrown across the Dark Ages. "...
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|Number of Pages||:||11 Pages|
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the book of kells copulating cats and holy men Reviews
If you wonder why the Book of Kells at Trinity College, Dublin, is a must-see, the answer is here. Why is it "Western civilization's most important relic"? In the Book of Kells: Copulating Cats and Holy Men, Simon Worrall writes confidently and elegantly, in entertaining, sophisticated prose, as if he were a fly on the wall in the 9th century monastery where it was created. What's so mesmerizing about cats? Now we know! Be prepared for a swirling Celtic calligraphic and iconographic take-over of the world, replacing the straight lines of Roman roads. This book is long-form journalism, quick and colorful to read. The descriptions and encylopedic information, about colors, for example, are worthy of the original illuminated manuscript. I'm giving it five stars in tribute to the joyfulness of the subject and skill of the messengers. www.amazon.com/author/margaretvirany
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Fascinating!Very short, concise and moving historical essay on the Book of Kells. It's only piqued my interest to learn more. I highly recommend it! Looking for a facsimile of the Book next.
The author at one point extols the talking prowess of the Irish. He must be Irish himself for he had a wonderfully exciting way with words. He makes up for the one big drawback of this paper ( no images) by painting them with words. His love of the subject seeps through every sentence.
Absolutely charming! Written by a person with an obvious love for his subject, this book was a delight - I only wish it had been much, MUCH longer!
short but interesting book about the creation of the book
Good overview of the book of Kells. Would've liked some acompanying pictures, though.