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A book of staves = Galdrastafabók

Author: Jesse Bransford; Robert J Wallis
Publisher: Lopen, Somerset : Fulgur Limited, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In 'A Book of Staves', New York based artist Jesse Bransford offers a series of delicate drawings that find inspiration in the wild landscapes, folk magic and medieval poetic texts of Iceland. Here, we find the old spoken spells of the Hávamál rendered as image, the traditional staves of low Icelandic magic. Titles such as 'Make an Enemy Fear You' and 'To Trap Shape-Shifted Witches' speak of a culture where danger  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Illustrations
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Named Person: Jesse Bransford
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Bransford; Robert J Wallis
ISBN: 9781527222137 1527222136
OCLC Number: 1061092497
Language Note: Parallel text in English and Icelandic; poems in Old Norse with English translation.
Description: xxiii, approximately 100 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 x 26 cm
Other Titles: Galdrastafabók
Responsibility: Jesse Bransford ; [introduction by Robert J. Wallis].

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In 'A Book of Staves', New York based artist Jesse Bransford offers a series of delicate drawings that find inspiration in the wild landscapes, folk magic and medieval poetic texts of Iceland. Here, we find the old spoken spells of the Hávamál rendered as image, the traditional staves of low Icelandic magic. Titles such as 'Make an Enemy Fear You' and 'To Trap Shape-Shifted Witches' speak of a culture where danger and the unknown were close at hand. Born from a major collaborative project in 2014, many of these spells were conceived and developed during Bransford's visits to Iceland. As visual expressions of the Poetic Edda and runic lore, these images represent an original contemporary interpretation of the traditional Icelandic magical heritage. Bransford's work is punctuated with excerpts from Carolyne Larrington's lauded translation of the Hávamál, prefaced with a statement from the artist and augmented with an introduction from Robert J. Wallis.

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