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Synopsis: This book is a dramatically told and visually stunning account of a ninth-century hermitage discovered on the South Peak of Skellig Michael, an island off the west coast of Ireland. It is the story, pieced together from fragmentary remains, study, and conjecture, of a man's attempt to live on a tiny ledge some 700 feet above the Atlantic on the outer edge of the European land mass, alone, as close to God as possible, in what is perhaps the ne plus ultra of ecstatic monastic solitude.
Richly illustrated with maps, plans, and photographs that capture both the astonishing beauty and isolation of the hermitage, the text also includes reconstruction drawings of the site that combine a surveyor's accuracy with an artist's imaginative response to the hermit who found spiritual refuge on a pinnacle.
About the Author: Walter Horn is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the co-author of The Plan of St. Gall (California, 1979). Jenny White Marshall completed her doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, on the monasteries of the offshore islands of Ireland. Grellan D. Rourke is an architect with the National Monument Service of the Irish Board of Works and is in charge of the conservation of the monastic remains of Skellig Michael.
Title: The Forgotten Hermitage of Skellig Michael
Publisher: University of California Press 1990-11-12
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: (A Centennial Book).
Book Description University of California Press, Berkeley, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. xii + 111pp. Very good publisher's cloth. D/j is somewhat wrinkled at the top edge. Otherwise light wear to d/j in the form of rubbing and light scratches. One small sticker is found on the front cover of the d/j. Extensively illustrated including quite striking photography. Pages are clean, bright and strong. Binding sound. A Centennial Book (one hundred books published between 1990 and 1995 bear this special imprint of the University of California Press). A book from the Discovery Series is distinctive for the author's ability to offer a richness of detail and insight within about one hundred pages of (quite beautiful) print. Bookseller Inventory # 006654
Book Description University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Gray cloth, lettered in gold foil. Gift inscription on upper half-title, otherwise as issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows very slight rubbing to rear panel, now in mylar. xii,112 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w photographs, diagrams, site plans, drawings. Exceptional, and quite scarce. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 037437
Book Description Book Condition: good. 975 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00520064100-G
Book Description University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Stain to rear board not affecting text block. Minor fading to head and foot of boards. Jacket is rubbed with significant edge wear and one inch long tear to rear panel. Front panel has writing indentations from being used as a desk. Unmarked copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000191
Book Description University of California Press, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. Gray cloth, dust jacket has one small one-half inch closed tear, mylar cover. No writing in the book - not even an owners name. Binding tight.full refund if not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 017867
Book Description University of California Press, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Like New. 4to. Gift quality. Gift inscription on front endpage. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. Ships daily. Bookseller Inventory # 1102150137
Book Description University of California Press, 1990. Hardcover. Size: 9.25"x12.25", 111pp., 76 illustrations with a few in colour Fine, clean, tight & bright condition / minor scuffing to otherwise very good bright dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 155353
Book Description University of California Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0520064100 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0266933