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Celtic ArtCeltic Art: From Its Beginnings to the Book of Kells In the decade since it was first published, Celtic Art: From Its Beginnings to the Book of Kells has established itself as the definitive introduction to a vast field of European endeavour. The authors discuss the origin and identity of the Celts and introduce us to the study of their shape-changing, non-narrative art, investigating its antecedents, its style and motifs, and its relationship to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean. Included in this new edition are surveys of recent Europe-wide discoveries, finds which have entailed a shift in the emphasis placed on certain aspects of the development of Celtic art. With a wealth of illustrations, many of which are new to this edition, location maps for each period and an up-to-date bibliography, Celtic Art will remain the standard work in the field for many years to come. Celtic Art.

The Tree of LifeThe Tree of Life (Celtic Design S.) The designs and patterns of the Celts, expressed in their metalwork, stonework and jewellery, and continued in the manuscript illumination of Celtic Christianity, are an art form whose legacy has fascinated both Celtic and non-Celtic peoples for centuries. This book adds to the series of practical, step-by-step guides on Celtic design for designers and craftspeople. The tree of life is one of the most popular and enduring motifs in Celtic art, found on Pictish sculpted stone slabs, Celtic and Northumbrian crosses and illuminated manuscripts. This book explores the symbolism and history of the motif and demonstrates its versatility as a design today.

Sacred SymbolsThe Celts (Sacred Symbols S.) Sacred Symbols is a series of volumes that introduce the ancient, universal wisdoms of humankind. Symbol and ritual go to the heart of human experience. Throughout history humans have developed elaborate symbolic systems to help allay their fear of the unknown and to tap the deep well-springs of spirituality. This volume covers the symbols of the Celts. The last significant tribal culture in Europe, the Celts are today associated with a particularly rich body of symbolism and mystery. Rituals, omens and signs were central to their religious beliefs, and these were expressed in a variety of beautiful designs and symbols found in Celtic stonework, metalwork and manuscripts. Relevant to contemporary New Age cults, the major symbols of the Celts are explained in this book. Celtic Art.

Celtic Spiral PatternsSpiral Patterns (Celtic Design S.) The oldest and most characteristically Celtic type of design, spiral patterns illustrate vividly the continuity between pagan and Christian Celtic art. Spirals are a constant presence, from the art of Late Stone Age Central Europe, through megalithic temple sculptures, the La Tene bronzes of the Gauls and Britons, and Pictish jewels, to the marvellous system of Celtic art's golden age in the early middle ages. Aidan Meehan gives detailed practical advice on how to adapt that living tradition to the demands of modem craft and design, with the aid of abundant illustrations. Celtic Art.

Celtic ArtsCeltic Art: The Methods of Construction (Celtic Interest) If you are interested in the construction of Celtic Art then this is the definitive book. It was the first book to allow the masses a sight into how the art of the Celts was done and it's still the best. This book will teach you how to draw knotwork, spirals, key patterns and more. If I can do it then so can you. Another review says that the copying of patterns is questionable as Art but that was never the intention of this book, it was made to inspire the reader to attempt to create new designs rather than just copy the old. Celtic Art.

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