A lively and engaging distillation of a leading scholar's expertise which is likely – and deserves – to become a standard introduction for students, a handy point of reference for academics and a must have for anyone interested in the subject.
    Editor's Choice, British Archaeology Journal

    The Art Newspaper, June 2013 [The author, Leslie Webster] combines insight and scholarly rigour with accessibility, in language that is both careful and clear. … A final word should be said about the excellent number and quality of the images. Seeing them alongside Webster’s illuminating text makes it difficult to imagine how anybody could mistake this long and important period of English history for a ‘dark age’ ever again’.
    The Art Newspaper

    Anglo-Saxon Art

    SKU: cmc28092

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    The seven centuries of the Anglo-Saxon period in England (roughly AD 400–1100) were a time of extraordinary transformation in almost every aspect of its culture. The result was a dramatic shift from a barbarian society to a medieval civilization.

    This book traces the changing nature of that art, the different roles it played in Anglo-Saxon culture, and the various ways it both reflected and influenced the changing context in which it was created.

    More about Anglo-Saxon Art

    From its first manifestations in the metalwork and ceramics of the early settlers, Anglo-Saxon art displays certain inbuilt and highly distinctive stylistic and iconographic features. Despite the many new influences which were regularly absorbed and adapted by Anglo-Saxon artists and craftsmen, these characteristics continued to resonate through the centuries in the great manuscripts, ivories, metalwork and sculpture of this inventive and creative culture.

    This book highlights the character, leitmotifs and underlying continuities of Anglo-Saxon art, whilst also placing it firmly in its wider cultural and political context.


    Leslie Webster was formerly Keeper of the Department of Prehistory and Europe in the British Museum.


    Product code: cmc28092
    Author: Leslie Webster
    ISBN: 9780714128092
    Format: Paperback with flaps
    Number of pages: 256 pages
    Size: 246mm x 189mm
    llustrations: 150 colour and b/w
    Weight: 0.974kg
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