- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- illustrated ed
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- 900 Illustrations, black and white
- 215 x 150 x 40 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 1040 g
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The Celtic Design Book
A Beginner's Manual, Knotwork, Illuminated Lettersav Aidan MeehanThis bumper edition of Aidan Meehan's practical guides to the art and design of the Celts brings together three of his bestselling titles, A Beginner's Manual, Knotwork and Illuminated Letters. This practical, step-by-step manual provides an invaluable, comprehensive source of instruction and inspiration for artists, designers and craftspeople of all kinds.
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A study in the CELTIC DESIGN series of all the simplest forms of Celtic design, with instructions on how to draw and decorate letters in an authentic Celtic style as well as how to create illuminated manuscript pages.
Knotwork and plaitwork are examined in detail against the sacred background from which they sprang, and illustrations of motifs taken from famous brooches and carvings show how Celtic knots can be adapted for all manner craftwork.
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"'A treasure trove of ideas... These are excellent books for anyone really interested in Celtic design itself, or for anyone interested in developing their skills in formalized design' - Popular Crafts"
Aidan Meehan has been researching and practising Celtic knot design since discovering the triple-grid method of Celtic knot design in 1974. He is the author of the eight-volume Celtic Design series and Celtic Alphabets, Celtic Borders, The Book of Kells Painting Book, The Lindisfarne Painting Book and Celtic Knots, all published by Thames & Hudson.
Introduction * A Beginner's Manual: Step Patterns * Key Patterns Early Celtic Spirals * Geometry of the Spiral * Irish Half Uncial Script How to Lay Out a Manuscript Page * How to Decorate Letters Knotwork: The Secret Method of the Scribes: The Three Grids King Solomon's Knot * The Foundation Knot * Extending Knots - and the Josephine Knot * Building a Panel * Analysis of Plaitwork * Plaitwork to Practise * Division of a Square * Plaitwork Panel from the Book of Durrow * Spiral Knots * Spiral Knot Borders Illuminated Letters: Celtic Illumination, the Early Development * Major Initials from the Golden Age of Celtic Art * Decorated Alphabet * Decorated Ampersands Animal Alphabet * Animal Ampersands * Angular Capitals