From the Seventh Century to the Norman Conquest
Author: David McKenzie Wilson
Author: Derek Hull
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
View: 794Much of early medieval Celtic and Anglo-Saxon art is based on the display of motifs – key, interlacing, spiral and zoomorphic – in well-defined panels in simple and complex arrays. A study of the arrangement of the panels and the fine detail of the motifs indicates that the artists relied on geometric methods and principles first used by Egyptians and Greeks. This book reflects Derek Hull’s life-long interest in interpreting the exciting and exotic patterns revealed by scientific studies using light and electron microscopes. His interest in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon art started with a casual observation of an interlacing pattern on an early medieval stone cross set in a churchyard. There followed many years of exploration of art in metal, stone and vellum from all parts of the British Isles and Ireland, resulting in some fascinating discoveries. Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Art reveals new and intriguing facets of these works that add to our appreciation of the beauty of the art and the skills of the artists. "This is a book for lovers of Celtic art, design and calligraphy, and will both delight and captivate... A must-have for both the cognoscenti and enthusiasts of Celtic religious art."—Cambria
Author: Barbara C. Raw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 3775An illustrated study of the theology of the Trinity as expressed in the literature and art of the late Anglo-Saxon period.
Author: J. O. Westwood
Publisher: Courier Corporation
View: 3669Compiled from brilliant illuminated manuscripts such as The Book of Kells, this collection spotlights the Christian iconography of ancient Britain. These colorful ornaments date from the Roman occupation through the Norman conquest. Abounding in intertwined lacings, abstract animal figures, meticulously drawn letters, winding scrolls of foliate designs, and uniquely solemn religious imagery, they offer a wondrous variety of ancient ornamental artwork.
A New History
Author: Leslie Webster
View: 7893This is the first new introduction to Anglo-Saxon art in twenty-five years and the first book to take account of the 2009 discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard—the largest cache of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field and illustrated with many of the most impressive artifacts, it will be the authoritative book on the subject for years to come. The Anglo-Saxon period in England, roughly A.D. 400–1100, was a time of extraordinary and profound cultural transformation, culminating in a dramatic shift from a barbarian society to a recognizably medieval civilization. Settled by northern European tribal groupings of pagan and illiterate warriors and farmers in the fifth century, England had by the eleventh century acquired all the trappings of medieval statehood—a developed urban network and complex economy, a carefully regulated coinage, flourishing centers of religion and learning, a vigorous literary tradition, and a remarkable and highly influential artistic heritage that had significant impact far beyond England itself. This book traces the changing nature of that art, the different roles it played in culture, and the various ways it both reflected and influenced the context in which it was created. From its first manifestations in the metalwork and ceramics of the early settlers, Anglo-Saxon art displays certain inherent and highly distinctive stylistic and iconographic features. Despite the many new influences that were regularly absorbed and adapted by Anglo-Saxon artists and craftsmen, these characteristics continued to resonate through the centuries in the great manuscripts, ivories, metalwork, and sculpture of this inventive and creative culture. Anglo-Saxon Art—which features 150 color and black-and-white illustrations—is arranged thematically while following a broadly chronological sequence. An introduction highlights the character of Anglo-Saxon art, its leitmotifs, and its underlying continuities. Leslie Webster places this art firmly in its wider cultural and political context while also examining the significant conceptual relationship between the visual and literary art of the period.
Author: Catherine E. Karkov
Publisher: Boydell Press
View: 5009A fresh appraisal of the art of Anglo-Saxon England, focusing on art as an aesthetic vehicle and art as an active political force.
Anglo-Saxon art and culture AD600-900
Author: Leslie Webster,Marion Archibald
Author: Janet Backhouse,D. H. Turner,Leslie Webster
Category: Art, Anglo-Saxon
The Many Aspects of the Plant-world in Anglo-Saxon England ; Proceedings of the First ASPNS Symposium, University of Glasgow, 5-7 April 2000
Author: Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey. Symposium
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 8674From Earth to Art presents papers from the 'Early Medieval Plant Studies' symposium, a meeting designed to explore the various disciplines which could help to elucidate the plant-names of Anglo-Saxon England, many of which are not understood. The range of disciplines represented includes landscape history, place-name studies, botany, archaeology, art history, Old English literature, the history of food and of medicine, and linguistic approaches such as semantics and morphology. This collection represents a first experimental step in the work of the Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey (ASPNS), a multidisciplinary research project based in the University of Glasgow. ASPNS is dedicated to collecting and reviewing, for the first time, the total multidisciplinary evidence for each plant-name, and establishing new or improved identifications. The results will have implications for various historical studies such as agriculture, pharmacology, nutrition, climate, dialect, and more. Included in the book is the first ASPNS word-study, concerned with the Old English word æspe (the ancestor of 'aspen'), and it is shown that this tree-name had a broader meaning than has hitherto been suspected. This book will be of interest to historians, botanists, archaeologists, linguists, geographers, gardeners, herbalists, conservationists and anyone interested in the crucial role of plants in history.
texts and contexts
Author: Thomas H. Ohlgren
Category: Art and literature
Anglo-Saxon Art, Myth and Material Culture from the 4th to the 7th Century
Author: Stephen Pollington,Lindsay Kerr,Brett Hammond
View: 9516In all the metalwork and archaeological oddments we have from the Anglo-Saxon period, is there anything one could call 'art'? The contributors to this book believe that not only was there considerable artistry in the output of early Anglo-Saxon workshops, but that it was vigorous, complex and technically challenging. The designs found on Anglo-Saxon artifacts is never mere ornament. In a society which used visual and verbal signals to demonstrate power, authority, status and ethnicity, no visual statement was ever empty of meaning. The aim of this work is to prompt a better understanding of Anglo-Saxon art and the society which produced it. Stephen Pollington, Lindsay Kerr and Brett Hammond have assembled in these pages much information and many previously unpublished illustrations which show a wide variety of artifacts, designs and motifs. It is hoped that this will help bring about a wider knowledge and appreciation of Anglo-Saxon art.
Bayeux Tapestry, Sutton Hoo, Dunstan, Insular Art, Staffordshire Hoard, Anglo-Saxon Glass, Franks Casket, List of Illuminated Anglo-S
Author: Source Wikipedia
View: 3393Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 81. Chapters: Bayeux Tapestry, Sutton Hoo, Dunstan, Insular art, Staffordshire Hoard, Anglo-Saxon glass, Franks Casket, List of illuminated Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, Christ treading on the beasts, Ruthwell Cross, Spearhafoc, Liudhard medalet, Round-tower church, Ormside bowl, St Matthew's Church, Langford, Leofric Missal, Alfred Jewel, Caedmon manuscript, Purse Cover from Sutton Hoo Burial, List of Hiberno-Saxon illustrated manuscripts, Benedictional of St. AEthelwold, Easby Cross, Canterbury-St Martin's hoard, Hellmouth, St Cuthbert's coffin, Sandbach Crosses, Brussels Cross, Hanging bowl, Bewcastle Cross, British Library, Add. 40618, Tassilo Chalice, Stowe 2, Fuller Brooch, Gosforth Cross, Spong Hill, Kirkdale sundial, Old English Hexateuch, Harley Psalter, Sheffield Cros
Author: Sir Thomas Downing Kendrick
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Art, Anglo-Saxon
Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Katharine Reynolds Brown,Dafydd Kidd,Charles T. Little,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Colum Hourihane
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
View: 5106"An interdisciplinary collection of essays examining Irish and Anglo-Saxon art in the early medieval period"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Johannes Hoops
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Foreign Language Study
View: 707English, today's most important international language, is probably the best-described and most widely studied language in linguistic research. This is because there is an immense body of descriptive and theoretical publications and especially because of the existence of large computer corpora for Present-Day English, as well as for older periods of the language and for regional and social varieties. The strength of current English linguistics therefore is its orientation to solid descriptive empirical research. The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics TOPICS IN.
Author: C. R. Dodwell,Timothy Graham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 313This 1999 book studies the pictorial language of gesture revealed in Anglo-Saxon art, and its debt to classical Rome.