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Celtic Art : the Methods of Construction.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Dover Publications, 2013.Description: 1 online resourceContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 1306324688
  • 9781306324687
  • 0486317447
  • 9780486317441
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 745.4/49/41 745.44941
LOC classification:
  • NK1264 .B3 2015
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Contents:
Cover Page; Title Page; Acknowledgments; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; KNOTWORK BORDERS; Introduction; A. Precursors of Celtic Interlacings; B. The methods of construction; 1. General principles for designing Celtic Knotwork; 2. General principles of methods of construction; 3. Simple Celtic interlacing borders; 4. Celtic Knotwork borders; 5. Applications to craftwork for simple interlacings; 6. Border designs and their application to circles; 7. Knotwork borders; 8. Interlacing borders; 9. Interlacing borders; 10. Interlacing borders; 11. Further border designs.
12. Method of doubling interlacings13. Method of mitring; 14. Method of mitring; C. Construction of ornaments, Monymusk Reliquary; D. Construction of Viking ornament, Lewis; KNOTWORK PANELS; E. Examples from Gospels of Lindisfarne and Book of Kells; F. Comparison of similar designs at Salisbury and in Perthshire, Angus and Caithness; G. Design on cross-slab at Ulbster, Caithness; H. Panel from Book of Kells; 1. Simple Knotwork Panels; 2. Knotwork Panel in Pictish proportions; 3. Variations from Plates 1 and 2 from Book of Kells; 4. Example of continuity-St. Madoes Stone.
5. Further methods of constructing Knotwork Panels6. Examples from Ulbster and Strathmartin Stones; 7. Reptile Knotwork Panels, Shandwick Stone also panel from Lindisfarne, St. Vigeans, Dunfallandy, Eassie and McDurnan; 8. Panels common to Lindisfarne, Ulbster, Collieburn and Glammis; 9. Construction of Nigg Stone Panel; 10. Example from a Book of Durrow border; 11. Irish and Pictish Knotwork-Durrow; 12. Unit from Book of Durrow; 13. Knotwork in circular panels. Shandwick Stone and Book of Kells; 14. Circular panels-Book of Kells and Hilton of Cadbol Stone.
I. Construction orders-Plate II, Book of DurrowJ. Completed design-Plate II, Book of Durrow; K. Design from Page of Eight Circled Cross, Kells; L. Interlacing in Rossie Priory Stone; SPIRALS; Introduction; M. Abcrlemno Stone-use of Triskele in all-over repeats. Examples of travesties of this design made in the past; 1. Methods of constructing spirals; 2. Construction of spiral centres; 3. Spirals and breaking into 'trumpets'; 4. Joining spirals-Kells and Aberlemno examples; 5. Spiral centres from ancient British and Pictish enamel work.
6. Examples of spiral centres from M.S.S. and enamel work7. Spiral groups-Book of Durrow; 8. Spirals-Kells and Lindisfarne; 9. Spiral Borders; 10. Borders and Terminals from M.S.S. and Ornamented Stones; 11. Spiral panel and Hilton of Cadboll Stone; 12. Panel on Shandwick Stone; 13. All-over spiral patterns-M.S.S. and stones; 14. Examples from Kells and Lindisfarne; KEY PATTERNS; Introduction; N. Key pattern on arm of Aberlemno Cross showing earlier travesties; 1. The construction of Key patterns; 2. Key pattern borders and mitring; 3. Patterns from Rosemarkie Stone and Lindisfarne.
Summary: This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, and human and animal figures, all in distinctive Celtic style. Features over 500 illustrations.
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Cover Page; Title Page; Acknowledgments; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; KNOTWORK BORDERS; Introduction; A. Precursors of Celtic Interlacings; B. The methods of construction; 1. General principles for designing Celtic Knotwork; 2. General principles of methods of construction; 3. Simple Celtic interlacing borders; 4. Celtic Knotwork borders; 5. Applications to craftwork for simple interlacings; 6. Border designs and their application to circles; 7. Knotwork borders; 8. Interlacing borders; 9. Interlacing borders; 10. Interlacing borders; 11. Further border designs.

12. Method of doubling interlacings13. Method of mitring; 14. Method of mitring; C. Construction of ornaments, Monymusk Reliquary; D. Construction of Viking ornament, Lewis; KNOTWORK PANELS; E. Examples from Gospels of Lindisfarne and Book of Kells; F. Comparison of similar designs at Salisbury and in Perthshire, Angus and Caithness; G. Design on cross-slab at Ulbster, Caithness; H. Panel from Book of Kells; 1. Simple Knotwork Panels; 2. Knotwork Panel in Pictish proportions; 3. Variations from Plates 1 and 2 from Book of Kells; 4. Example of continuity-St. Madoes Stone.

5. Further methods of constructing Knotwork Panels6. Examples from Ulbster and Strathmartin Stones; 7. Reptile Knotwork Panels, Shandwick Stone also panel from Lindisfarne, St. Vigeans, Dunfallandy, Eassie and McDurnan; 8. Panels common to Lindisfarne, Ulbster, Collieburn and Glammis; 9. Construction of Nigg Stone Panel; 10. Example from a Book of Durrow border; 11. Irish and Pictish Knotwork-Durrow; 12. Unit from Book of Durrow; 13. Knotwork in circular panels. Shandwick Stone and Book of Kells; 14. Circular panels-Book of Kells and Hilton of Cadbol Stone.

I. Construction orders-Plate II, Book of DurrowJ. Completed design-Plate II, Book of Durrow; K. Design from Page of Eight Circled Cross, Kells; L. Interlacing in Rossie Priory Stone; SPIRALS; Introduction; M. Abcrlemno Stone-use of Triskele in all-over repeats. Examples of travesties of this design made in the past; 1. Methods of constructing spirals; 2. Construction of spiral centres; 3. Spirals and breaking into 'trumpets'; 4. Joining spirals-Kells and Aberlemno examples; 5. Spiral centres from ancient British and Pictish enamel work.

6. Examples of spiral centres from M.S.S. and enamel work7. Spiral groups-Book of Durrow; 8. Spirals-Kells and Lindisfarne; 9. Spiral Borders; 10. Borders and Terminals from M.S.S. and Ornamented Stones; 11. Spiral panel and Hilton of Cadboll Stone; 12. Panel on Shandwick Stone; 13. All-over spiral patterns-M.S.S. and stones; 14. Examples from Kells and Lindisfarne; KEY PATTERNS; Introduction; N. Key pattern on arm of Aberlemno Cross showing earlier travesties; 1. The construction of Key patterns; 2. Key pattern borders and mitring; 3. Patterns from Rosemarkie Stone and Lindisfarne.

This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, and human and animal figures, all in distinctive Celtic style. Features over 500 illustrations.

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