The Book of Kells

Author: Bernard Meehan
Hardback: 95 pages
ISBN: 0500600228
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The Book of Kells is a masterpiece of medieval art. The early history of the book is unknown although it was created sometime between the seventh and tenth centuries either on Iona off the north of Scotland or at Kells in Ireland where it was kept for most of the middle ages. This illustrated guide shows the most important of the decorated pages along with fascinating analysis of the artists, the text and the historical background to this priceless piece of history.