Book of Kells.pdf

Book of Kells PDF

Charles Gidley

The Book of Kells is Irelands greatest national treasure. This late eighth century illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels is named after the monastery at Kells where it resided for most of the Middle Ages. It is currently housed in the library of Trinity College, Dublin, where it has been for the last 350 years.
The manuscript comes out the Irish monastic tradition, which was responsible for preserving and transmitting the tradition of classical learning that had disappeared from most of Europe after the fall the Roman Empire. It is unequivocally its finest example. As it stands now, it consists of 339 vellum leaves. Some introductory pages and the last chapters from the Gospel of John had vanished when the book, stolen from the Kells Monastery in the late eleventh century, was eventually recovered.
The unique worth of the manuscript lies in its magnificent illustrations and fascinating ornamentation. It boasts a number of full page illustrations, including the first known representation of a Madonna and Child in an illuminated manuscript, and most of the Gospel pages are adorned with delightful illuminated capitals and marginal and interlinear illustrations. These comprise abstract geometrical designs, and human and animal figures of all stripes. By turns playful and solemn, the abundant ornamentation acts at times as commentary, orienting the reader and reinforcing the message of the Gospels. At other times its dazzling richness may simply be expressive of the artistic impulses of the unknown monks who created it.
This edition has the benefit of a clear and authoritative introduction by Charles Gidley that provides the reader with background and context and the tools necessary to enter into this strange and magical world. Over fifty of the most striking pages are meticulously reproduced at full size to show the depth of color and intricacy of design.
The extraordinary care and devotion that are evident throughout the Book of Kells make clear that its makers saw their creation as a devotional object whose primary object was to reveal the message of Jesus Christ and reflect Gods majesty.

21.04.2011 · The Book of Kells was to be their masterwork: the four Gospels of the Christian faith laid lovingly onto the page in Latin and brought to life by the best and most colorful art of the age. For the Book of Kells « Facsimile edition

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The Book of Kells: Official Guide: Meehan ... 31.12.2018 · The Book of Kells, dating from about 800 CE, is a beautifully decorated manuscript of the four Gospels. This official guide by the former Keeper of Manuscripts at the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, where the Book of Kells is on permanent display, provides fascinating insights into one of the greatest surviving examples of medieval art.

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The Book of Kells isn’t the only illuminated manuscript in the so-called insular style. Monks from the original monastery founded by St Columba also set up other monastic communities including

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book of columba diye de bilmektedir. isa'dan sonra 800 yilinda yazildigi rivayet edilmektedir ve isa'nin dort ogretisine latince yer vermektedir. (bkz: four gospels)

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Das reich illustrierte Book Of Kells enthält die vier Evangelien und besteht aus insgesamt 340 Seiten, viele davon mit ganzseitigen Illustrationen. Die Schriften sind sehr aufwendig in leuchtenden Farben gefertigt und mit sehr filigranen Ornamenten versehen. The Book of Kells -