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Celtic Design: Knotwork: The Secret Method of the Scribes [Paperback]

Aidan Meehan
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2 April 1991 Celtic Design
Knotwork and plaitwork are examined in detail against the sacred background from which they sprang, and illustrations of motifs taken from famous brooches and carvings show how Celtic knots can be adapted for all manner craftwork.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (2 April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500276307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500276303
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 435,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good instruction manual. 31 July 2003
By Kash
After slating the introduction to celtic design by the same author, I was pleasantly surprised here!
There is less text and an awful lot of drawings in this book. The techniques of constructing knotwork are thorougly covered, with full illistration, hurrah! Basically this book will help you design a knot to fit almost any space you want, there is also a wonderful appendix of many, many useful little triangular knots at the back.
I would have liked to see more knots with animals in (there are only a couple included) but I assume the author covers these in his animal patterns book, so i can't complain, particularly as these two books are cheaper and contain more information and designs than some other books that cover both styles.
The explanations of knot drawing are very technical, almost clinical, so I would imagine that this would be a good book for those less artistically inclined, it takes you from a grid to an intricate knot pattern in logical steps so you don't need to have much of an eye for it before you start.
A worthwhile buy, very good value.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Celtic design knotwork 9 Oct 2011
By J. Shaw
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An Excellent book of practical instruction, describing and illustrating how to set about understanding and reproducing the fascinating Celtic knotwork designs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good 3 Jun 2010
This is a great book for learning how to draw celtic knotwork, very good instructions
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