- ISBN 9780500279809
- 27.80 x 21.50 cm
- 502 Illustrations, 0 in colour
- illustrated in two colours throughout
- First published 1998
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, calligraphers and craftspeople will find this an invaluable reference and inspiration.