Anglo-Saxon Art

A New History

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Author: Leslie Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801477669

Category: Art

Page: 256

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This 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.

Anglo-Saxon Art

A New Perspective

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Author: Charles Reginald Dodwell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719009266

Category: Art

Page: 353

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Anglo-Saxon Art

A New History

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Author: Leslie Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714128092

Category: Art, Anglo-Saxon

Page: 256

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The seven centuries of the Anglo-Saxon period in England, roughly AD 4001100, were a time of extraordinary and profound transformation in almost every aspect of its culture, culminating in a dramatic shift from a barbarian society to a recognizably medieval civilization. This book traces the changing nature of that art, the different roles it played in Anglo-Saxon culture, and the various ways it both reflected and influenced the changing context in which it was created. From its first manifestations in the metalwork and ceramics of the early settlers, Anglo-Saxon art displays certain inbuilt and highly distinctive stylistic and iconographic features. Despite the many new influences which 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. This book highlights the character, leitmotifs and underlying continuities of Anglo-Saxon art, whilst also placing it firmly in its wider cultural and political context.

Anglo-Saxon Art

From the Seventh Century to the Norman Conquest

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Author: David McKenzie Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Art

Geometric Aspects

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Author: Derek Hull

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853235491

Category: Art

Page: 254

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Much 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

The Making of England

Anglo-Saxon art and culture AD600-900

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Author: Leslie Webster,Marion Archibald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 312

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Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Art and Ornament in Full Color CD-ROM and Book

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Author: J. O. Westwood

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486997235

Category: Design

Page: 48

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Compiled 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.

The Art of Anglo-Saxon England

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Author: Catherine E. Karkov

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843836289

Category: Art

Page: 326

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A fresh appraisal of the art of Anglo-Saxon England, focusing on art as an aesthetic vehicle and art as an active political force.

Trinity and Incarnation in Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought

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Author: Barbara C. Raw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521553711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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An illustrated study of the theology of the Trinity as expressed in the literature and art of the late Anglo-Saxon period.

Wayland's Work

Anglo-Saxon Art, Myth and Material Culture from the 4th to the 7th Century

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Author: Stephen Pollington,Lindsay Kerr,Brett Hammond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781898281566

Category: Art

Page: 542

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In 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.

Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Art and Ornament in Color

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Author: J. O. Westwood

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486458168

Category: Art

Page: 53

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Fifty-three full-color plates capture the art of ancient Irish and Anglo-Saxon culture. Selected from rare manuscripts, this array of ornamental artwork features intertwined lacings, abstract animals, meticulously detailed letters, and solemn religious imagery.

Anglo-Saxon art

texts and contexts

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Author: Thomas H. Ohlgren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art and literature

Page: 46

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Anglo-Saxon Art

Bayeux Tapestry, Sutton Hoo, Dunstan, Insular Art, Staffordshire Hoard, Anglo-Saxon Glass, Franks Casket, List of Illuminated Anglo-S

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230599441

Category:

Page: 82

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Please 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

The benedictional of Saint Æthelwold

a masterpiece of Anglo-Saxon art : a facsimile

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Author: Andrew Prescott,British Library

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 26

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The Benedictional of St Aethelwold, a book of ceremonial blessings made for St Aethelwold, Bishop of Winchester from 963-984, is one of the most lavishly decorated manuscripts to have survived from Anglo-Saxon England. St Aethelwold was one of the leaders of the movement of ecclesiastical and cultural renewal in tenth-century England which led to the foundation of new monasteries, the building of great cathedrals, the compilation of major Latin and English texts, and the production of magnificent works of art, initiating the period known as the 'Golden Age' of Anglo-Saxon art. The Benedictional is the most important surviving artistic product of this movement, a symbol of the political, religious, and cultural outlook of Aethelwold and his fellow reformers. This beautifully produced facsimile reproduces the complete manuscript in full colour (with special gold), and to actual size, for the first time. In his introduction Andrew Prescott explores the historical and liturgical context of this remarkable manuscript, and provides translations of some of the blessings. This will be a 'must-have' addition to the library of anyone interested in Anglo-Saxon art and history, providing the chance to own a complete early English manuscript in facsimile at a very affordable price.

The Role of Art in the Late Anglo-Saxon Church

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Author: Richard Gameson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 312

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· An exploration of the role of early medieval religious art in its historical context, focusing on England from the reign of Alfred the Great to the aftermath of the Norman conquest. Tenth and eleventh century society expressed itself extensively through visual means, and the surviving material provides a rich body of evidence for the religious culture of the time. Combining visual and documentary evidence, The Role of Art in the Late Anglo-Saxon Church sheds new light on a wide range of magnificent art works and their functions, and offers fresh perspectives on the ecclesiastical history and beliefs of late Anglo Saxon England, with important implications for the study of early medieval civilization in general.

Discover the Anglo-Saxons: Art and Culture

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Author: Moira Butterfield

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781445133430

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources. Art and Culture offers a look at sacred and secular art in Anglo-Saxon times, including illuminated manuscripts, jewellery and weapons. It examines the role of monasteries in the creation of books and the preservation of learning, and investigates literature, such as chronicles and stories.

Anglo-Saxon Styles

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Author: Catherine E. Karkov,George Hardin Brown

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791486141

Category: Art

Page: 328

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Considers the definitions and implications of style in Anglo-Saxon art and literature.