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CELTIC PATTERNS PAINTING BOOK
BY AIDAN MEEHAN
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Thames & Hudson, London and New York, 1997; 64 pp., 92 illustrations, 8.5" x 11", ISBN 0-500-27938-1
On the cover: King Cormac's Dragons by Aidan Meehan. Click Here for a bigger picture of the book cover.

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

"This inspiring collection of patterns includes all the main branches of traditional Celtic ornament and its use in decorating illuminated letters: the wonderful intricacy of spirals and knotwork, geometric step and maze patterns, fabulous beast, bird and plant designs.

Great works of art, such as the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow, were often created by several artists working together, one drawing in pen and ink and another filling in the outlines with colour. In this book you are the painter, informed by notes on the choice and order of colours and on the history of the designs. This repertoire of Celtic designs, created by one of the leading proponents of the genre, Aidan Meehan, is based on traditional sources - the great illuminated manuscripts and Pictish carved stonework. It will be of value for artists and designers interested in experimenting with colour combinations and techniques, a creative and engaging introduction to Celtic art and the ideal gift for all those fascinated by the Celtic legacy."

RARE FIRST EDITION COPY SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ARTIST, AIDAN MEEHAN

Pages 5,7,8,9

The pages of this book have been folded and sewn together so that the two-page centrefold in each group of sixteen pages may be removed together and mounted to make a large 11 x 17 image.

Pages 12,13,16,17

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Text and Images copyright © 1999, 2010 Aidan Meehan.