A 21st– century Book of Kells that brings together the work of more than 150 poets, visual artists, and calligraphers.
Scotland and Ireland share a mythology, a rich music tradition, languages and some history. Irish Gaels, known as Scoti, invaded Scotland in the 5th century and gave it their name. An Leabhar Mòr is a major artwork which renews the connection between Gaelic Scotland and Ireland and celebrates the diverse strands of contemporary Celtic culture.
A beautiful book featuring work from every century between the sixth and the twenty-first – contains the earliest Gaelic poetry in existence. One hundred visual artists respond to the poetry in a variety of media. Includes work by poets Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Máire Mhac an tSaoi and by artists Allan Davie, Will Maclean and Rita Duffy among others.
'The Kaleidoscopic variety of An Leabhar Mor is comfortingly contained within a coherent and authoritative vision . . . a sumptuous collection of images.' - Irish Times
'A wonderful collection' - Scotland on Sunday
'A monument to contemporary culture' - Sunday Herald
'The quality of the artwork is outstanding' - Scotsman
Binding: Hardback, 336 pages ISBN: 9781847171139 Format: 220mm x 265mm