Aidan Meehan “The Treasury of Celtic Knots”

“The Treasury of Celtic Knots” is a helpful and informative book for anyone interested in learning about the Celtic ornaments or knots. Because of the ever growing number of fantasy books and films, celtic ornaments are becoming more and more popular. Artists use them often on illustrations and many people have those patterns tattooed on their body- maybe without even knowing the origin of those ornaments. The book provides clear instructions on how to construct grids for drawing different celtic patterns, and explains the various techniques used in creating these intricate and beautiful designs. It does tell only a little about the history and origins of those ornaments and concentrates mostly on an actual technique of creating them.

One of the standout features of this book is its thorough and detailed explanations of the construction process. The author takes the reader step-by-step through the process, starting with the basics and gradually building up to more complex knots and patterns. This makes the book a great resource for beginners looking to learn the fundamentals of Celtic patterns.
In addition to its clear and concise instructions, the book also includes a number of helpful illustrations to aid the reader in understanding the construction process. These illustrations are well-done and are actually the most important part of the book.

Overall, “The Treasury of Celtic Knots” is a valuable resource for anyone looking to learn about the art of Celtic knots. Its clear instructions and helpful illustrations make it an excellent guide for creating your own Celtic patterns and designs for tattoos or other illustrations.

London : Thames & Hudson, 2005
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Ursula Aavasalu
The Department of Literature in Foreign Languages

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