Celtic Alphabets
Thames and Hudson, London 1997; 96 pp, with 502 illustrations. ISBN 0-500-27980-2

This is a new first-edition copy signed by the author.

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Celtic Alphabets is bound in six thread-sewn sections, so it lies flat and does not fall apart with use.

Of all the ornamental applications of Celtic art, the decorated Letter is perhaps the richest. This wonderful collection of sixteen complete alphabets, created by Aidan Meehan from his deep knowledge of Celtic illuminated letters and styles, includes knotwork, animal and plant forms, spirals, and human, figures.

From seventh-century spirals to twelfth-century leonine dragons, from early uncials decorated with bird heads to modern capitals laced with Celtic eel knots, over five hundred drawings cover the whole spectrum of Celtic ornament in its most useful form.

Artists, designers, calligrapher and craftspeople will find this an invaluable work of reference and inspiration.

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PRICE $19.95 CAD

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