Every page of the Book of Kells available in high resolution for the first time.
Explore the finest details of 21 of the 9th century manuscript’s most decorated pages at up to six times their original size.
The Book of Kells is one of the most famous illustrated manuscripts and the most elaborate manuscript of its kind to survive from the early Middle Ages. Today, it is on display in the Library of Trinity College Dublin.
Following on from the international award-winning DVD-ROM, this app showcases the amazing decorative skills of the scribes and the rich and varied colours used in the drawings.
- See all 680 pages
- Zoom in to explore the detail 21 of the most decorated pages at up to 6 times their actual size
- Learn about the history of the book including where, when and how it was made
- Understand the meaning behind decorative symbols used throughout the manuscript
- Browse through over 600 examples of animals, initial letters and other decorative themes
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Optimised for iOS11.
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This is a very well built App and helps you effortlessly immerse yourself in beauty for a several hours! The beauty of the art is only surpassed by The Way of Beauty it points to.
Waaaayyyy cheaper and more up close and personal than a trip to Ireland to see it on display, the hi resolution scans allow sustained study of the intricacies of some of the finest Celtic art from the Middle Ages. You won’t be sorry for buying this... too bad it is limited to iPad users, wider distribution would bless more people!
I am having trouble navigating back to the home page from a featured page "virgin and angels". I have tried pretty much everything from swiping to zooming to looking for a button but can't seem to figure it out. Help?
Edit: You can only navigate back to the home screen when the iPad is in landscape mode. The app in general needs some tweaking in order to work better with the iPad's screen rotation. 5 stars for content, but 3 for execution.
I was a little hesitant to purchase this app wondering if it would live up to it's (relatively) high price. Well, it's worth every penny (and a lot more!). This app gives you the ability to really study the book and the ability to zoom in makes the app better than the real thing. Do not hesitate to purchase this app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.