From Durrow to Kells
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From Durrow to Kells the insular gospel-books, 650-800 by Henderson, George.

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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .
Written in English


  • Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Great Britain.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGeorge Henderson.
The Physical Object
Pagination224 p. :
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22166006M
ISBN 100500234744

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  From Durrow to Kells by George L. Henderson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(6). From Durrow to Kells by Henderson, George, , Thames and Hudson edition, in EnglishCited by: The book of Kells: its function and audience / by Carol Farr Celtic illuminative art in the gospel books of Durrow, Lindisfarne, and Kells / by Stanford F.H. Robinson Illuminated manuscripts: the book before Gutenberg / Guilia Bologna. THE BOOK OF KELLS THE BOOK OF DURROW Comments on the Vellum, the Make-up, and Other Aspects. The privileged occasions of repairing and rebinding the Book of Kells during and the Book of Durrow during offered opportunities for examining both books such as had not occurred for nearly sixty years.

Kells is only forty miles from Durrow, and the texts of the Book of Kells are close to those of Durrow. At Durrow, the book was considered to be a relic and it was placed in a shrine by Flann Sinna Mac Máel Sechnaill, King of Ireland (–). This caused considerable damage, leading to the book’s later breakdown into single leaves. Buy From Durrow to Kells: The Insular Gospel-books, 01 by Henderson, George L. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 4.   The book of Kells is a richly illustrated manuscript created by Irish monks in the year This is one of the most lavishly decorated with exquisite miniatures and ornaments of medieval manuscripts extant. Due to magnificent technique of work and beauty of pictures, many researches view it as the most significant work of Irish medieval art. * Miss Stokes, too, is quite emphatic in reference to the Book of Durrow, which is admittedly one of the earliest Irish manuscripts: "There is no sign of any vegetable forms being used." Yet the illustration she gives, from the Book of Durrow ("Early Christian Art in Ireland," p. 17), seems to throw some doubt upon her assertion. * Nomina.

Book of Durrow Illustrated Fragment One of the earliest examples of Irish religious art. Along with the Book of Kells, it is seen as a major example of Hiberno-Saxon Insular Art. LOOKING FOR ART BOOKS? Searching for rare manuscripts, antiquarian volumes or other secondhand publications? See: RARE ART BOOKS. Book of Durrow (c) Contents. Art History, Book of Dimma, Book of Durrow, Book of Kells, Book of Mulling, devotional practices, Reading. Reading books in early Medieval Ireland. J The Library of Trinity College Dublin. The material aspects of our project manuscripts can give us insight into the writing and reading culture of early medieval Ireland. Durrow Abbey is only a part of Saint Columba’s legacy; the Abbey of Kells is another site founded by him, where the Book of Kells — a manuscript containing the Gospels of the New Testament — was stored for many years. It is possible that the book was written entirely at Kells, but whether this is the case or whether it was brought to. When comparing the Book of Durrow to the Book of Kells, there is evidence that suggests the Kells’ Gospels are based on more than one manuscript text. 80, Brown) This could suggest that multiple artists worked on the manuscript. The original text could have been lost over the dozens of years it took to complete the Book of Kells. 6.