In this unusual book, a practising calligrapher meditates on the creative wellsprings that inspired and motivated one of the world's great scribes - Eadfrith - who wrote and decorated the Lindisfarne Gospels to honour God and in memory of St. Cuthbert - a man with a genius for healing and reconciliation.
A complement to the work of scholars, Embracing Change asks not just how and why this great medieval manuscript was made, but how such an accomplishment was humanly possible. Evocative photographs of the tiny, bare island that was home to the community which gave birth to this book will also inspire readers to explore, not just this extraordinary work of art and faith, but also their own thirst for life and creativity.
Ewan Clayton is an internationally renowned calligrapher. Since the year 2000 he has been Visiting Professor in the School of Arts, Design and Media at the University of Sunderland. He teaches and lectures widely and is the author of The Calligraphy of the Heart.
Robert Cooper is an Anglican priest who works both as a chaplain to the Arts and as a photographer. With David Adam he has published a number of books about Holy Island including Landscapes of Light and Island of Light.
1st edition 2003, Hb, 64pp, full colour throughout, many examples of plates from the Lindisfarne Gopels but more a book about the Holy Island and full of gorgeous photography, 27 x 23.7 cm