The Book of Kells: Postcards

Thames & Hudson

Description

The Book of Kells is a masterpiece of western calligraphy, undoubtedly the finest remaining example of an illuminated manuscript, and one of the most important surviving artifacts from medieval Europe. Named after the Abbey of Kells, some forty miles north of Dublin, where it was held for centuries, the Book of Kells was produced around the year 800 CE, probably in both Scotland and Ireland. It is a text of the four Gospels in Latin, employing expert calligraphy and decoration, rare colors, and other embellishments that make it a true work of art.

Paying homage to the incredible beauty of the Book of Kells, this box contains thirty postcards, each individually designed with emblazoned details from the book’s decorated pages. Part of an line of exquisitely crafted gift products celebrating the Book of Kells, these postcards highlight the splendor of the most important surviving work of Celtic art and Ireland’s greatest national treasure.

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Thames & Hudson publishes high-quality, beautifully printed books on art, architecture, design, photography, decorative arts, fashion, style, lifestyle, travel, archaeology, history, and spirituality, as well as a number of titles for children.