Download E-books The Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmith: Fine Metalwork in Anglo-Saxon England: its Practice and Practitioners (Anglo-Saxon Studies) PDF

By Elizabeth Coatsworth

Through the Anglo-Saxon interval, goldsmiths produced paintings of a excessive ordinary in either layout and craftsmanship, either for private adornment, and to decorate bookbindings, reliquaries, vessels and guns. a few works are popular, rather the terrific gold and garnet regalia from Sutton Hoo, yet this represents just a fraction even of the surviving paintings, and lots more and plenty extra has been misplaced. This booklet is the 1st to examine the goldsmiths' items in the course of the eyes of either a consultant within the interval and a realistic craftsman, combining shut exam of the outside and constitution of the gadgets with research of inscriptions and facts for layout, and with literary and visible resources of facts for smiths and their paintings. Archaeological and documentary proof for workshops, instruments and dealing techniques can also be assessed, and up to date technical info on fabrics and strategies is juxtaposed with new useful study to throw gentle on production and ornamental strategies, and, extra largely, to offer a clean concept of the location of the goldsmith in his society.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmith: Fine Metalwork in Anglo-Saxon England: its Practice and Practitioners (Anglo-Saxon Studies) PDF

Similar Art History books

Hardy and the Sister Arts

To discover additional info approximately Rowman and Littlefield titles, please stopover at www. rowmanlittlefield. com.

A History of Western Art

Acceptable for one-semester artwork background surveys or historically-focused artwork appreciation periods, A heritage of Western artwork, 5th variation, combines sound scholarship, lavish visuals, and a full of life narrative to supply scholars with an available and interesting creation to artwork historical past. concentrating on the Western canon, the textual content offers a compelling chronological narrative from prehistory to the current.

Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Saints and Spectacle examines the origins and reception of the center Byzantine software of mosaic ornament. This complicated and colourful method of pictures covers the partitions and vaults of church buildings with figures and compositions obvious opposed to a blinding gold floor. The surviving eleventh-century church buildings with their wall and vault mosaics mostly intact, Hosios Loukas, Nea Moni and Daphni in Greece, pose the problem of ways, while and the place this advanced and gloriously conceived procedure used to be created.

Byzantine Art (Oxford History of Art)

Commonly spiritual in functionality, yet keeping the classicism of Greco-Roman artwork, Byzantine constructions and paintings gadgets speak the purity and certainties of the general public face of early Christian artwork. targeting the artwork of Constantinople among 330 and 1453, this e-book probes the underlying explanations and attitudes of the society which produced such wealthy and mild artwork types.

Extra info for The Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmith: Fine Metalwork in Anglo-Saxon England: its Practice and Practitioners (Anglo-Saxon Studies)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.81 of 5 – based on 44 votes