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CELTIC DESIGN: THE TREE OF LIFE

Aidan Meehan

Thames & Hudson, London 1995; 160 pp. With 242 illustrations ; ISBN 0-500-27827-x

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The Tree of Life is one of the most popular and enduring motifs of Celtic art, found both on Celtic sculptured stone, metalwork and illuminated manuscripts.

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Portrayed variously variously as a golden bough, a vine, or mistletoe, the Celtic Tree of Life typically springs from a vessel representing Nature's womb, branching from a series of Horns of Plenty.

"A treasure house of ideas.... These are excellent books for anyone really interested in Celtic design itself, or for anyone interested in developing their skills in formalised design. — Popular Crafts"

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This volume, the eighth in the author's Celtic Design Series, explores the richness of the Tree-of-Life symbol, shows just how the patterns are formed and tells today's artists and designers how to re-create and adapt them.

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"These beautifully illustrated books...are a must...they contain some very good advice'. — Books Ireland

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