Title: An Illustrated Cultural History of England
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Book Condition: Very Good
. Hardcover. Thames & Hudson, 1972. reprint for Book Club Associates; with dust cover in near-mint condition with 2 small closed tears; orange cloth in mint condition; 308pp+4pp index, 374 b/w and 4 colour illustrations. Culture is a concept too elusive to be pinned down by the lexicographer, and has never been, perhaps never can be, accurately defined. F. E. Halliday understands it as the creative achievements of man, and the cultural history of a people as their social history with a different emphasis; for it is little concerned with their general conditions of life, but is almost a spiritual odyssey, a history of their art and thought together with some account of the political, religious, economic and social forces that have determined or modified them. In this book, the author surveys the culture of England, or more generally, of Britain, from the earliest times to the present day. He describes the building of Stonehenge, the bronze work of the Celts, the art of the Romans, Norman cathedrals, medieval stained glass, the Arthurian romances, Hilliard's miniatures, Skelton's verse, and many other steps and stages down through the centuries to our own time, to the work of T. S. Eliot, Henry Moore, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten. The book is illustrated throughout with a wealth of material from Neolithic carvings to the abstract paintings of today. 9½x7½". . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KEB0001977
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