The Celtic Design Book

The Celtic Design Book

A Beginner's Manual · Knotwork · Illuminated Letters
  1. Aidan Meehan
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  • ISBN 9780500286746
  • 20.90 x 14.00 cm
  • Flexibound PLC (no jacket)
  • 480pp
  • 900 Illustrations, 0 in colour
  • First published 2007
‘A treasure trove of ideas…excellent books for anyone really interested in Celtic design itself, or for anyone interested in developing their skills in formalized design’ – Popular Crafts

This bumper edition of Aidan Meehan’s guides to the art and design of the Celts brings together three of his bestselling titles,
A Beginner’s Manual, Knotwork and Illuminated Letters.

Part One presents all the simplest forms of Celtic design with a clear explanation of both freehand and canonical geometric methods, as well as detailed instructions on how to draw and decorate letters in an authentic Celtic style.

Part Two examines knotwork and plaitwork in detail against the sacred background from which they sprang.

Part Three is a unique blend of history, anecdote and practical instruction that re-creates the schooling of the Celtic illuminator.