Meehan's brilliantly creative study of the great Celtic manuscripts underpins this wonderful collection of 16 alphabets. From sixth-century birds to late medieval Celtic dragons, from early Celtic spirals to the latter Tree of Life, more than 400 drawings cover the whole spectrum of Celtic ornament in its most useful form, as well as the fascinating evolution of the letterforms themselves, from Roman to Irish Gothic. Size D. 96 pp. 7,500 print.
Aidan Meehan has been researching and practising Celtic knot design since discovering the triple-grid method of Celtic knot design in 1974. He is the author of the eight-volume Celtic Design series and Celtic Alphabets, Celtic Borders, The Book of Kells Painting Book, The Lindisfarne Painting Book and Celtic Knots, all published by Thames & Hudson.