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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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The Picts, who occupied north-eastern Scotland between the sixth and ninth centuries, are perhaps the least well-known of the Celtic peoples. The only real traces of their society are a large series of stone cross slabs, and some silverwork, all engraved with symbols which nobody has ever properly deciphered (despite many attempts). This book locates this work within the Insular style seen throughout the British Isles at this time and marvellously expressed in such works as the Book of Kells. Not only is it the most comprehensive survey of Pictish art in recent memory, it is the first scholarly book to address the art-historical aspects of work formerly only treated by archaeologists.

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`Simply magnificent ... No one who reads this book will ever look at a Pictish symbol stone in a field or a Pictish artefact in a museum in quite the same way again' --The Art of the Picts

'Fascinating ... in depth and intelligent ... a beautiful book, and would make a wonderful gift for someone interested in the Picts'
--CuriousBookFans.co.uk

'A masterpiece of scholarship and dedication ... the most important work on the subject for 100 years ... a work of art in itself' --The Historical Association

'A book with precise black and white images allows readers to enjoy the monuments, with thoughtful text, at their leisure' --Scottish Archaeology

'Our best introduction to this important aspect of British history'
--Contemporary Review

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