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on October 30, 2003
This book seems to me slightly misnamed. If you're looking for a book that describes the hand(s) used in the Book of Kells (i.e. a book on paleography rather than calligraphy), this book isn't it. For, despite the fact that the Book of Kells is considered the prototypical example of celtic celligraphy, there are two problems with using it as a strict model: (1) the original had 3 difference scribes with different styles; and most enigmatically (2) the hands used in the Book are actually not very "celtic looking" to my modern eyes.
This book gives a brief history of the Book of Kells and then uses the Book's hands as a starting point to develop a celtic script that is very nice. Many aspects were not used in the Book of Kells - for example, the angled upper serifs. But it is a very nice-looking (to me) hand, very celtic-looking, and truer to the Book of Kells hands than most other celtic calligraphy I've seen. Well worth the small price.
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on May 30, 2015
This simple book has detailed exemplars for the calligrapher who wants to perfect their uncial hand. You have to do the work and the practise but this little biok willget you there...there are many forms of uncial, this book has only one.
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on May 18, 1999
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