This edition brings together three of Aidan Meehan’s bestselling guides to the art and design of the Celts: A Beginner’s Manual, Knotwork: the Secret Method of the Scribes and Illuminated Letters.
A Beginner’s Manual 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. It also shows the reader how to create their own illuminated manuscript pages with the help of an appendix of tools and techniques.
Knotwork: the Secret Method of the Scribes examines knotwork and plaitwork in detail against the sacred background from which they sprang. Illustrations of motifs taken from famous brooches and carvings show how Celtic knots can be adapted for all manner of craftwork.
Illuminated Letters is a unique blend of history, anecdote and practical instruction that recreates the schooling of the Celtic illuminator.
Together these books provide an invaluable, comprehensive source of instruction and inspiration for artists, designers and craftspeople of all kinds.
'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'