Widely regarded as the most beautiful book in the world The Book of Kells has been revered by writers artists and craftsmen for centuries. The ornately illustrated manuscript was created around AD 800 by Celtic monks who were skilled in the art of illumination. They employed a style known as Insular art which was characterised by the use of intricate spiralling designs (the likes of which can be seen in calligraphy and many aspects of modern art). Between the books hallowed covers lie the four gospels of the Bible in Latin adorned by colourful illustrations.
Release Date: 14 May 2007
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 58 minutes
Main Language: English