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    Viking Art (World of Art) (Paperback) By (author) James Graham-Campbell

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    DescriptionThe distillation of a lifetimes study of Viking art by a leading authority, this new account 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 general establishment of Christianity in Scandinavia some 300 years later. An opening chapter gives the historical and geographical 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, while we move in scale from the Oseberg ship to decorated weapons and fine jewelry. The books conclusion looks at the art in relation to pagan Viking mythology, the Conversion period and the Norse sagas as well as at its legacy in later times. With striking illustrations of all the different aspects of Viking art and detailed maps, this will become the definitive guide for all those interested in this vibrant art form and in Norse history.


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    Title
    Viking Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Graham-Campbell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500204191
    ISBN 10: 0500204195
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Libri: I-AT
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART015070
    BIC subject category V2: ACK
    DC22: 709.02
    BIC subject category V2: 1DN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A02303000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H6
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 709.480902
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 709.48
    LC classification: N6275 .G73 2013
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    220 illustrations, 156 in colour
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    07 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    [A] beautifully designed concise introduction to the art of the Viking Age. "