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  • Author:
    Leslie Webster
  • ISBN:
    0801477662
  • ISBN13:
    978-0801477669
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  • Publisher:
    Cornell University Press; 1 edition (April 13, 2012)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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    Europe
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Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). The early monks came to England to convert the Pagan Anglo-Saxons, saw the art styles of both the Celtic and Germanic peoples. Later they took Celtic Spiral Art melded it with the Pagan Germanic Animal Knot work style and joined it with Roman Artistic sytle and made the beautiful illuminated manuscrips like the Book of Kells.

Leslie Elizabeth Webster, FSA (born 8 November 1943) is an English retired museum curator and scholar of Anglo-Saxon and Viking studies. She worked from 1964 until 2007 at the British Museum, where she curated several major exhibitions, and published many works, on the Anglo-Saxons and Early Middle Ages. Leslie Elizabeth Webster was born on 8 November 1943 to James Lancelot Dobson and Elizabeth Marjorie Dobson (née Dickenson).

Anglo-Saxon Art book. 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 History (Paperback). Leslie Webster (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Tell us if something is incorrect. British Museum Press. We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer  .

Anglo-Saxon Art-which features 140 color and black-and-white illustrations-is arranged thematically while .

Anglo-Saxon Art-which features 140 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. 256 pages, paperback. x . in. Anglo-Saxon Art (9780801477669) by Leslie Webster.

Anglo-Saxon Art. Leslie Webster. ISBN: 9780714128092; 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

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.

Leslie Elizabeth Webster, FSA (born 8 November 1943) is an English retired museum curator and scholar of Anglo-Saxon . Leslie Elizabeth Webster was born on 8 November 1943 to James Lancelot Dobson and Elizabeth Marjorie Dobson (née Dickenson) Career.

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.


Nikojas
lovely book
Samugor
Excellent book on the subject. Good scholarship, thorough investigations, well-written. It became the key resource for a project.
Varshav
I am a self taught Celtic Artist, and buying books like this has enabled me to become familier and teach myself the history and evolution of modern Celtic and the history and evolution of Anglo-Saxon ARt as well.

The early monks came to England to convert the Pagan Anglo-Saxons, saw the art styles of both the Celtic and Germanic peoples. Later they took Celtic Spiral Art melded it with the Pagan Germanic Animal Knot work style and joined it with Roman Artistic sytle and made the beautiful illuminated manuscrips like the Book of Kells. Today few people realize that Pagan Germanic knot work designs is 1/3 of the basis of what we call Celtic Art today.

Certainly Leslie Webster's will help anyone understand the debt we owe to the Pagan Germanic Art style and the formation of Christian Celtic Art and how Christian Anglo-Saxon Art was able to evolve as well. It is certainly a great art history book about the Pagan and then Christian Anglo-Saxons. Like all art styles the Anglo-Saxon Art came to an end when William the Conqurer defeated the Anglo-Saxon Nobility in the battle of Hastings and then Romanesque Art style became the dominate art style.
However Celtic art style continued to beused off and on through out history and survies in an abundence today.
fire dancer
This is a very good book on the most relevant aspects of A-S art. I'd recommend it by all means
Light out of Fildon
Excellent book. My DNA trace is Anglo-Saxon, so I am getting an appreciation of my ancestry.
Weiehan
It is a classic college textbook and not a casual read. The pictures are nice and the book is ok; just not a casual read.