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Viking art

Viking art

Author: James Graham-Campbell
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, [2013] ©2013
Series: World of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This text covers the rich and dynamic art of the Viking age.

"This new survey covers all the intricate and beautiful art styles of the so-called “Viking Age.” It ranges in time from the first major Viking expeditions overseas around AD 800 to the establishment of Christianity in Scandinavia some three hundred years later.

An opening chapter gives the historical and geographic background. Thematic chapters then describe and discuss the six main Viking art styles, showing how they emerged from and interacted with one another. Delicate metalwork is contrasted with elaborate wood carvings and the famous Gotland “picture stones,” and we move up in scale from the Oseberg ship to decorated weapons and fine jewels. The book’s conclusion looks at the art in relation to Viking mythology and sagas as well as its legacy in later times."--  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Graham-Campbell
ISBN: 9780500204191 0500204195
OCLC Number: 851825507
Notes: "220 illustrations, 156 in color"--title page.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: What is Viking art? --
The world of the Vikings and the origins of Viking art --
The Oseberg and Borre styles --
The Jellinge and Mammen styles --
The Ringerike and Urnes styles --
Content and legacy.
Series Title: World of art.
Responsibility: James Graham-Campbell.


Covers all the art styles of the so-called Viking Age. This work ranges in time from the first major Viking expeditions overseas around AD 800 to the general establishment of Christianity in  Read more...


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