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CELTIC DESIGN: ANIMAL PATTERNS
BY AIDAN MEEHAN

Thames and Hudson, London 1992; 160 pp, over 400 illustrations; ISBN 0-500-27662-5

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The interlaced beasts, birds and serpents of Celtic art grew from a fusion of European traditions. Tracing the development of zoomorphic decoration, we can re-learn this traditional art language of motifs ranging from griffins to greyhounds. Dynamic Celtic animal patterns from all over Northern Europe are illustrated, their construction explained in detail as we are invited to share in this rediscovery of long-hidden designs.

An art form can be shared by many people across boundaries of culture, even of time itself;
it remains intelligible to one who has learnt to read the form
-from the Introduction.

This book is ... a resource for Celtic artists, calligraphers and crafts people

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With over 400 line drawings by the author from all the chief Celtic illuminated manuscripts, pen-lettered and illustrated throughout entirely by the author.

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