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Rethinking Celtic Art


Author : Duncan Garrow
language : en
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Release Date : 2008-10-01

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Early Celtic art' - typified by the iconic shields, swords, torcs and chariot gear we can see in places such as the British Museum - has been studied in isolation from the rest of the evidence from the Iron Age. This book reintegrates the art with the archaeology, placing the finds in the context of our latest ideas about Iron Age and Romano-British society. The contributions move beyond the traditional concerns with artistic styles and continental links, to consider the material nature of objects, their social effects and their role in practices such as exchange and burial. The aesthetic impact of decorated metalwork, metal composition and manufacturing, dating and regional differences within Britain all receive coverage. The book gives us a new understanding of some of the most ornate and complex objects ever found in Britain, artefacts that condense and embody many histories.

Celtic Art


Author : George Bain
language : en
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date : 2013-07-24

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This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, human and animal figures in distinctive Celtic style. Features over 500 illustrations.

Celtic Art In Pagan And Christian Times


Author : J. Romilly Allen
language : en
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date : 2001

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Classic of scholarly research explores origins of Celtic art in Britain, Ireland, and Europe. Illustrated with 44 plates of photographs and line drawings of artifacts from a variety of sites, this study traces Celtic art in the Bronze and early Iron Ages, as well as Celtic art of the Christian period.

The Archaeology Of Celtic Art


Author : D.W. Harding
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2007-06-11

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More wide ranging, both geographically and chronologically, than any previous study, this well-illustrated book offers a new definition of Celtic art. Tempering the much-adopted art-historical approach, D.W. Harding argues for a broader definition of Celtic art and views it within a much wider archaeological context. He re-asserts ancient Celtic identity after a decade of deconstruction in English-language archaeology. Harding argues that there were communities in Iron Age Europe that were identified historically as Celts, regarded themselves as Celtic, or who spoke Celtic languages, and that the art of these communities may reasonably be regarded as Celtic art. This study will be indispensable for those people wanting to take a fresh and innovative perspective on Celtic Art.

Celtic Art In Europe


Author : Christopher Gosden
language : en
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Release Date : 2014-08-29

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The ancient Celtic world evokes debate, discussion, romanticism and mythicism. On the one hand it represents a specialist area of archaeological interest, on the other, it has a wide general appeal. The Celtic world is accessible through archaeology, history, linguistics and art history. Of these disciplines, art history offers the most direct message to a wider audience. This volume of 37 papers brings together a truly international group of pre-eminent specialists in the field of Celtic art and Celtic studies. It is a benchmark volume the like of which has not been seen since the publication of Paul JacobsthalÕs Early Celtic Art in 1944. The papers chart the history of attempts to understand Celtic art and argue for novel approaches in discussions spanning the whole of Continental Europe and the British Isles. This new body of international scholarship will give the reader a sense of the richness of the material and current debates. Artefacts of rich form and decoration, which we might call art, provide a most sensitive set of indicators of key areas of past societies, their power, politics and transformations. With its broad geographical scope, this volume offers a timely opportunity to re-assess contacts, context, transmission and meaning in Celtic art for understanding the development of European cultures, identities and economies in pre- and proto-history.

Celtic Art


Author : Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green
language : en
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date : 1997

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"Green...is a superlative researcher and a clear, often eloquent writer. In this gorgeously-illustrated volume, she approaches Celtic art in terms of what it expresses about Celtic culture's spiritual beliefs and social organization. After an excellent, concise introduction...Green explores class and gender through an examination of jewelry...and reveals a Celtic world in which rich princesses enjoyed wine and song with male counterparts....A fine addition wherever interest in matters Celtic runs high."-- "Booklist . 176 pages, 118 color illus., 6 b/w illus., 6 1/2 x 9 1/4.

Celtic Art


Author : Venceslas Kruta
language : en
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Release Date : 2015-04-20

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An accessible, beautifully designed introduction to Celtic art, written by the world expert, this book offers a carefully chosen sequence of 250 masterpieces ranging from the fifth century BC to the eighth century AD. The great variety and full range of Celtic artistic production is represented – from stone sculptures, terracotta vases and iron swords to amber necklaces, golden torques, bronze fibulas and illuminated manuscripts. Specially commissioned photography and lavish reproductions celebrate and reinforce the delicacy and beauty of Celtic art. This volume spans the entire Celtic world – from Ireland to France, Italy to Hungary, the Czech Republic to Germany and Austria. The result is an authoritative survey of this magnificent period of artistic culture, as well as a rich visual sourcebook for students, arts and crafts lovers.