Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Worth a Thousand Words: Book of Durrow

The beginning of the Gospel of Mark from the Book of Durrow.
Source: Wikipedia
There is a sense of space in the design of all the pages of the Book of Durrow. Open vellum balances intensely decorated areas.
I'm a sucker for illuminated manuscripts, especially Bibles. I'd love so much to have an illustrated Bible, old school.

I'm also a sucker for good use of space and not feeling one has to fill every bit of the page up. And for stylized animals as parts of capital letters.

So this scores on several fronts.

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