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    DescriptionThis large format collection of stunning and atmospheric images of Britain's prehistoric past is a showcase for the work of one of the country's leading landscape photographers. Accompanied by a text and commentary at once authoritative and accessible, it will attract anyone interested in landscape photography and archaeology. After a brief illustrated introduction, the book falls into two parts. A Portfolio from Prehistory vividly illuminates the principal themes of prehistoric life: earning a living from the land, building to provide shelter, defending the community, and erecting tombs and devising rituals to honor the dead and ensure contact with the ancestral past. Prehistory in Landscapes then offers a sharper regional focus to illustrate the sheer density and variety of the prehistoric remains that survive on the uplands of Britain: on Orkney, and in North Wales, the Avebury area of Wiltshire and West Cornwall. Mick Sharp's sensitivity to skies, stone, subtle light and rugged landscape counterpoints perfectly with Peter Fowler's affectionate but trenchant commentary. Together they make Images of Prehistory a potent memorial to a vanished way of life. Peter Fowler, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne is known for his writings and broadcasting on the history of the British landscape. Mick Sharp, a professional photographer and archaeologist, runs a photographic library devoted to archaeology and the history of the landscape.


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    Title
    Images of Prehistory
    Subtitle
    Views of Early Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) P.J. Fowler, By (author) Mick Sharp
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 264 mm
    Height: 268 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,361 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521356466
    ISBN 10: 0521356466
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A17520000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC20: 936.100222
    LC classification: GN805 .F69 1990
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 936.100222
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 936.1/0022/2
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 December 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... a majestic book which is exceedingly rich in design and content.' The Independent on Sunday 'This haunting combination of the distant past, the imperfectly known and the immoblie ... could only have been achieved by photography ... the medium has found a kind of ideal content.' The Sunday Times