Pattern, Process, and the Creation of Meaning in the Lindisfarne Gospels

@article{Tilghman2017PatternPA,
  title={Pattern, Process, and the Creation of Meaning in the Lindisfarne Gospels},
  author={Benjamin C. Tilghman},
  journal={West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={3 - 28}
}
  • Benjamin C. Tilghman
  • Published 2017
  • Art
  • West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture
This article argues for an understanding of divine geometrical processes as the conceptual foundation for the carpet pages and other decorative elements found in Insular art, with particular reference to the Lindisfarne Gospels, which is shown to be particularly concerned with the process of its making. The importance of sacred number and geometry has long been recognized, although primarily as an iconographic system. This article proposes that we instead think of geometry as a method of… Expand
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