The art of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Painting and Book Illumination in the British Isles form 600 to 800 AD. Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Painting flourished during this period, and the pages reproduced in this volume represent the most unusual and dazzling of the painting and illuminations from this period. Within settings exquisitely portrayed, a world of great luxury and delicacy unfolds on every folio, all realized in shimmering, jewel-like illuminations that delight the eye, please the mind, and uplift the spirit. Carl Nordenfalk of the University of Pittsburg, traces the historical development of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Painting and book illumination from 600 to 800 AD. Oversized Softcover, 8 x 11 inches, 127 pages; includes 48 color plates, numerous black & white illustrations, and commentary. Printed in West Germany.