The Golden Age of Irish Art: The Medieval Achievement, 600-1200

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The most fruitful age of Irish art is celebrated here in words and images, focusing on the Medieval period and the work it produced, including manuscript illumination and luxury metalwork, focusing on the art, architecture, metalwork, and sculpture that enlivened the period.

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The author of Pre-Christian Ireland, also published by Thames and Hudson, Peter Harbison is Honorary Academic Editor of the Royal Irish Academy.

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Highlighting fine examples of early Irish Christian art, HarbisonAa professor of archaeology at the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts, an honorary academic editor of the Royal Irish Academy, and a renowned expert on early Irish artAfollows its development from 600 to 1200 C.E. This rich art, filled with pagan swirls and spirals, is insular and distinctly Irish. Chronologically, Harbison leads us through the range of its manifestations in architecture, sculpture, metal work, and illumination. His delightful text is informed and interesting, providing necessary historical and stylistic background. The beautiful color and black-and-white illustrations are large enough to show timeworn details, especially the fascinatingly carved high crosses that changed over the years. A wonderful overview of the period and a delight to the eye and mind, this book is recommended for specialized art or Irish history collections and larger libraries.AKaren Ellis, Baldwin Boettcher Lib., Humble, TX
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