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Celtic Design: Knotwork

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:07 pm
by Comyn
Celtic Design: Knotwork : The Secret Method of the Scribes
by Aidan Meehan

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This is a step by step guide on the creation of Celtic knotwork, decoration, and geometric patterns. Much more of a hand=holding guide than the Bain book, this is one in a series of texts designed to take the student through the steps the ancient scribes used to create the beautiful illuminated manuscripts we associate with Celtic art. A subsequent work goes deeper into the spirals for which they were famous, but this one provides a great introduction into the simpler patters which can be used to decorate myriad crafts.

Thames and Hudson, 1991