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The Grammar of Ornament - Owen Jones
#501 Vol. 1 Ornament of Savage Tribes
#502 Vol. 2 Egyptian Ornament
#503 Vol. 3 Assyrian and Persian Ornament
#504 Vol. 4 - Greek Ornament
#505 Vol. 5 - Pompeian Ornament
#506 Vol. 6 - Byzantine Ornament
#507 Vol. 7 Arabian Ornament
#508 Vol. 8 Turkish Ornament
#509 Vol. 9 Moresque Ornament
#510 Vol. 10 Persian Ornament
#511 Vol. 11 Indian Ornament
#512 Vol. 12 Hindoo Ornament
#513 Vol. 13 Chinese Ornament
#514 Vol. 14 Medieval Ornament
#515 Vol. 15 Celtic Ornament
#516 Vol. 16 Renaissance Ornament
#517 Vol. 17 Elizabethan Ornament
#518 Vol. 18 Italian Ornament
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The Illuminated Manuscripts Collection
#401 Vol. 1 Medieval & Renaissance
#402 Vol. 2 Medieval & Renaissance
#403 Vol. 3 Medieval & Renaissance
#404 Vol. 4 Medieval & Gothic
#405 Vol. 5 Frontispieces Collection
#414 Vol. 6 High Renaissance Borders
#415 Vol. 7 Renaissance Initials
#416 Vol. 8 The Roman Manuscript
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The Celtic Manuscripts Collection
#406 Vol. 1 Capital Letters
#407 Vol. 2 Borders & carpet pages
#408 Vol. 3 People, animalia & punctuation
#409 Vol. 4 From many manuscripts NEW
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L'Ornement Polychrome
Auguste Racinet
#423 Vol. 1 Medieval Ornament
#424 Vol. 2 Stained Glass
#425 Vol. - Renaissance and 17th Century
#426 Vol. 4 18th Century Ornament
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The Owen Jones Collection
#410 Vol. 1 Ancient Spanish Ballads
#411 Vol. 2 Paradise and the Peri
#420 Vol. 3 Gray's Elegy
#421 Vol. 4 Joseph and His Brethren
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Special Collections
#417 Antonius Collection, Music Scores Pages
#418 William Morris, The Kelmscott Chaucer
#419 Walter Crane, The Faerie Queene
#422 Aubrey Beardsley, Le Morte D'arthur

Borders for Word
#413 Vol. 1 Borders for Word Documents
#412 Vol. 2 Gems from the Poets

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Renaissance Invitations
Walter Crane Page
The Faerie Queene
William Morris and The Kelmscott Press
The Arts & Crafts Movement
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The Celtic Manuscripts Collection
Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts Vol. 2
Borders, carpet pages, and more from the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels.

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Celtic Art illuminated borders, carpet pages and decoration

The volume is part of the Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts collection based on Book of Kells at the Trinity Library in the Trinity College in Dublin Ireland and on the Lindisfarne Gospels at the British Library in London England.

Irish borders art

This second volume of Irish clip art includes many geometric interlace borders, animals interlace borders, carpet pages, page decorative elements and Celtic knot from the book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. A unique collection of Irish clipart borders, Celtic animals knot work drawings and full page decoration. All the artwork has been hand drawn in vector eps format; the images are available as royalty free clip art for instant download.


Lindisfarne Gospels and Book of Kells high-resolution images

This set of hand drawn royalty free stock images from the Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts Collection are available as instant download in EPS and WMF formats.

Irish Celtic invitations clip art

From our illuminated manuscript art resources this is a special collection of Irish decorative graphics for invitations, it includes decorative illustrations borders, illuminated capital letters, the decorative font and decorative graphic elements to design engagement and wedding invitations reproducing the style of the ancient Celtic art of the manuscripts. Irish Celtic vector graphics eps clip art for engagement and wedding invitations and announcements, wedding reception clip cards, place markers, save the date, unity candle decoration, etc. A sample image of what can be achieved using this collection can be seen in this page.


The Book of Kells at the library of the Trinity College, Dublin Ireland
It was believed that only angels could have written the Book of Kells.The detail in this Irish illuminated manuscript is an amazing exemple of Irish Art, no one symbol, illuminated initial, celtic knot, interlace or page decoration element is duplicated elsewhere in the parchement. Some of the lacing is incredible, in one of the pages on a square of one inch there are over 180 interlacings. Approximately 30 leaves have been lost, the remaining 680 pages (340 folios) of the Book of Kells contains the four gospels in latin, a list of Hebrew names, and the Eusebian cannons. All the calfskin pages are illuminated. The hand of more than one scribe is recognized in the script, three of them being the most relevant.
The Roman Half Uncial was established as the minuscule script for humble manuscripts at the time St. Patrick began his mission to Ireland in 432. The Irish land was behind the influence of the Roman Empire, was unfamiliar with latin and practically had no language of its own, St. Patrick's followers learned and adopted the Roman Half Uncial. The Celtic artistic tradition influenced the script, and Ireland virtual isolation from outside influences made it possible for Irish Calligraphy to evolve in insular script or Irish Uncial. The Irish scribes created an exagerated serif and formalized the script so the humble minuscule Half Uncial became a formal majuscule by the 6th century, the Insular Majuscule.
The Book of Kells is the most spectacular version of this script; the ligatures, letters stretched, calligraphy blending with decorative elements are just superb. Also a less formal and faster form of Celtic calligraphy developed: the Insular Minuscule, there are beautiful samples of this script in the pages of the New Testament. It is uncertain where this Celtic art manuscript was first begun, but evidence points to the Isle of Iona, which was the center of influence of St. Columba and the home of his church. Later, during the Viking raids of the 9th century, it was moved for its protection to Kells Monastery, County Meath, Ireland. The Book of Kells remained in the monastery at Kells until 1541, when the Roman Catholic Church took it for protection. In 1661, it was returned to Ireland and given to the Trinity Library at the Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland by Archbishop Ussher. It has remained at the Trinity College since then and is the most important work that the university library contains. Being the Book of Kells at the Trinity Library, in the Trinity College probably started the tradition of calling typical Celtic decorative elements like Trinity Knot, Trinity Cross, etc.; elements that have nothing to do with what the Cristian Religion calls "Trinity"

A new step in the Illuminated Manuscript Project
Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts

After much research and study, followed by countless hours drafting and redrawing, AlfredoM Graphic Art Studio is proud to present this collection dedicated to ancient Celtic illuminated manuscript art.
Our first three volumes of this collection are dedicated to the beautiful carpet pages, decorative elements, borders and illuminated capitals from the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels dating as far back as 1200 years.

The first volume is comprised of 160 wonderfully ornate and unusual Celtic lettering, also includes a comprehensive set of Writing Tools for the Insular Majuscule Calligraphy. The Insular majuscule font, a new specialized font face true to the original hand writing has been created especially to accompany this new collection of Illuminated letter art and the Celtic illuminated Caps from the book of Kells.

The second volume comprises borders, carpet pages, Celtic knots borders and large decorative elements from the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne gospels beautifully redrawn.

The third volume includes almost all the animals that decorate the pages of the Book of Kells and over 130 page decoration elements and punctuation symbols. The set of those first three volumes allowing recreation of pages of text very similar to ancient manuscripts of that period.

The forth volume includes our largest collection of Celtic borders, headers, dividers, carpet pages and page decorative elements from many of the ancient Celtic illuminated manuscripts: the Book of Durrow, the Book of Mac Durnan, the St. Gallen Manuscript 1395, the Gospel Book MS 40618, the St. Gallen Cod. Sang. 1395, the Book of Deer, the St. Gall Gospel, the Gospels of Mael Brigte' Armagh, the Book of Dimma, the Leofric Missal, the South Hampton Psalter, the Stowe Missal, the St. Gallen Cod. 60, , the St. Gallen Cod. 348, Gospel Book MS Egerton 768, St Gallen Cod. 51, St Chad Gospel and others.

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What is in the collection:
Borders, carpet pages, celtic knots borders and large decorative elements from the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne gospels.

Also reproductions of Parchments, Antique Books covers and blank pages that can be used as backgrounds.

A complete PDF catalog of the contents.

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Vector eps royalty free stock images

All our Celtic Art drawn with Adobe Illustrator. Each decorative image and element is meticulously hand-drawn in vector graphic format eps. Many advanced designers will find our eps vector format royalty free stock images with the following desirable feature: preserved, original hierarchies and groupings, (as in the original Illustrator work file) to facilitate modifications and enable the extraction of unique graphic elements. Though resolution-independent vector graphics formats insure high-quality reproduction at any size and allow complete latitude for pre-production modifications, our collections also include the WMF vector format supported by Office applications for desktop publication.