Bible des motifs celtiques / Designing celtic ornaments
This book offers a synthetic and argumentative reading of celtic ornamentation: over alsmost twenty centuries Celtic art played a leading role in European history, and the present fascination attached to it seems to express an alternative way of thinking in the Western culture.
Here, the author presents his updated historical and graphic research on an ornamental repertoire of infinite richness, the climax of it dating back to the Irish Golden Age: this was the time of the creation of beautiful illuminated books, considered by many historians as the most significant masterpieces of the High Middle Ages.
At the end of the book, a lot of information – map of migrations, dates – give the necessary references for a further discovery of this universe. Construction diagrams invite the reader to create by himself these complex patterns.
Text in French for the Editions Ouest-France 2010, 2018
Text in English or Russian for Vivays Publishing 2011