Aidan Meehan

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Aidan Meehan
Known forCeltic Art
Notable work
Celtic Design Series

Aidan Meehan is an Irish artist and author of 18 books on Celtic art and design.[1][2] including the eight-volume Celtic Design series and Celtic Alphabets, Celtic Borders, The Book of Kells Painting Book, The Lindisfarne Painting Book and Celtic Knots, all published by Thames & Hudson


In 1974 Meehan discovered the triple grid format for creating Knotwork.[3][4]


  • Celtic Design: Knotwork: The Secret Method of the Scribes by Aidan Meehan published 1991
  • Celtic Design: A Beginner's Manual by Aidan Meehan published 1991
  • The Celtic Design Book by Aidan Meehan published 2007
  • Celtic Design: Spiral Patterns by Aidan Meehan published 1993[5]
  • Celtic Design: Animal Patterns by Aidan Meehan published 1992
  • Celtic Design: Illuminated Letters by Aidan Meehan published 1992
  • Celtic Design: The Dragon and the Griffin: The Viking Impact by Aidan Meehan published 1995[6]
  • Celtic Knots: Mastering the Traditional Patterns by Aidan Meehan
  • Celtic Design: Maze Patterns by Aidan Meehan published 1993[7][8]
  • The Book of Kells Painting Book by Aidan Meehan published 1999
  • Celtic Design: The Tree of Life by Aidan Meehan published 1995
  • Celtic Alphabets by Aidan Meehan published 1998
  • Celtic Borders by Aidan Meehan Published 1999
  • Celtic Patterns for Painting and Crafts by Aidan Meehan 1997
  • The Treasury of Celtic Knots by Aidan Meehan 2005
  • Celtic Design: Knotwork by Aidan Meehan 1991[9]
  • The Lindisfarne Painting Book by Aidan Meehan 2000
  • Celtic Design: Drache und Greif: Die Symbolik der Wikinger by Aidan Meehan published 2001

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  1. ^ Parergon. 15. Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 1997. p. 280.
  2. ^ Colum Hourihane (2001). From Ireland Coming: Irish Art from the Early Christian to the Late Gothic Period and Its European Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 196–. ISBN 0-691-08825-X.
  3. ^ Paulus Gerdes (26 June 2008). Lunda Geometry: Mirror Curves, Designs, Knots, Polyominoes, Patterns, Symmetries. pp. 161–. ISBN 978-1-4357-2629-1.
  4. ^ Karen Tiede (8 August 2015). Knitting Fabric Rugs: 28 Colorful Designs for Crafters of Every Level. Storey Publishing, LLC. pp. 148–. ISBN 978-1-61212-449-0.
  5. ^ "Spiral patterns : Celtic design". WorldCat
  6. ^ Mechanisms of Exchange: Transmission in Medieval Art and Architecture of the Mediterranean, ca. 1000-1500. BRILL. 2 May 2013. pp. 26–. ISBN 90-04-25034-4.
  7. ^ Shelley Saguaro (2006). Garden Plots: The Politics and Poetics of Gardens. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 114–. ISBN 978-0-7546-3753-0.
  8. ^ Marta Dvorak; Manina Jones (19 April 2007). Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary. MQUP. pp. 179–. ISBN 978-0-7735-7739-8.
  9. ^ Lindsey Philpott (13 December 2013). The Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots. Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated. pp. 35–. ISBN 978-1-62873-415-7.

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