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The Art of the Picts

Henderson, George; Henderson, Isabel

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ISBN 10: 0500289638 / ISBN 13: 9780500289631
Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd
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2011. Reprint. Paperback. The Picts, who occupied north-eastern Scotland between the sixth and ninth centuries, are perhaps the least well-known of the Celtic people. The only real traces of their society are a large series of stone cross slabs, and some silverwork. This book presents a comprehensive survey of Pictish art. Num Pages: 256 pages, 326 illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKS; ACK; AFKB; AFKG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 279 x 221 x 22. Weight in Grams: 1328. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780500289631

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Title: The Art of the Picts

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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“A major study of the art of the Picts.” ―Library Journal

Drawing on their extensive research and expertise, renowned historians George and Isabel Henderson illuminate one of the great enigmas of medieval art: the unique metalwork and sculpture of the Picts. Tribal Celtic-speaking warriors and farmers in what is now Scotland, the Picts were one of the major peoples of early medieval Britain, but their culture and their beautiful art have puzzled historians for centuries.

George and Isabel Henderson’s acute analysis reveals an art form that both interacted with the currents of “Insular” art and was produced by a sophisticated society capable of sustaining large-scale art programs. The illustrations include specially commissioned drawings that help one understand the mysterious symbols found in the art. 332 black-and-white illustrations

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George Henderson is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Art at the University of Cambridge.

Isabel Henderson is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on the Picts and their culture.

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