Art as Metaphor: The Prehistoric Rock-Art of Britain (Paperback)

By 

Aron Mazel

  (Editor),

George Nash

  (Editor),

Clive Waddington

  (Editor)
List Price: Rs. 2,569 + (Sourcing Fee: 359) 
Our Price: Rs. 2,928 ($ 49.78) (£ 27.34)

This item is presently Out of Stock.

Art as Metaphor: The Prehistoric Rock-Art of Britain Book Description

Enigmatic, esoteric and fascinating, the rock-art of the British Isles has for a long time been a well kept secret at home and abroad. However, dedicated work by rock-art researchers over the last few decades has seen the discovery of hundreds of new panels and the publication of several high quality regional surveys and numerous survey reports and academic articles, and the creation of a highly successful world-class website on Northumberland rock-art. British rock-art has arrived on the world stage. Drawing on these exciting developments, this volume brings together a carefully selected collection of papers that cover British prehistoric rock-art from over 10,000 years ago. Some of the topics addressed include: recent discoveries of Palaeolithic cave art and probable Mesolithic; inscriptions; new perspectives on Neolithic-Early Bronze Age and Pictish rock-art; regional studies on the rock-art of Cumbria, Northumberland, North Yorkshire and South West Britain; relationships between rock-art and ritual and funerary monuments and between rock-art and landscape; experiential approaches to understanding passage grave art within chambered tombs; the history of British rock-art research. Contents: 1) A coming of age (Aron Mazel, George Nash and Clive Waddington); 2) Rock-art and art mobilier of the British Upper Palaeolithic (Paul Pettitt and Paul Bahn); 3) Possible Mesolithic cave art in southern England (Graham Mullan & Linda Wilson); 4) Neolithic rock-art in the British Isles: retrospect and prospect (Clive Waddington); 5) Pictish symbol stones: caught between prehistory and history (Meggen Gondek); 6) Rock-art in Cleveland and north-east Yorkshire: contexts and chronology (Blaise Vyner); 7) Exploring links between cupmarks and cairnfields (Philip Deakin); 8) Light at the end of the tunnel: the way megalithic art was viewed and experienced (George Nash); 9) Rock-art and rough outs: exploring the sacred and social dimensions of prehistoric carvings at Copt Howe, Cumbria (Kate E. Sharpe); 10 ) A scattering of images: the rock-art of southern Britain (George Nash); 11) How the study of rock-art began and developed (Stan Beckensall); 12) On the fells and beyond: exploring aspects of Northumberland rock-art (Aron D. Mazel).

About the Author :

Aron Mazel has contributed to Art as Metaphor: The Prehistoric Rock-Art of Britain as an editor. Aron Mazel is an archaeologist at the School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle.

George Nash has contributed to Art as Metaphor: The Prehistoric Rock-Art of Britain as an editor. GEORGE NASH is Part-time Lecturer at the Centre for the Historic Environment, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol.

Book Details


Title: Art as Metaphor: The Prehistoric Rock-Art of Britain
Publisher: David Brown
Author: Aron Mazel, George Nash, Clive Waddington
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN:

1905739168

EAN:

9781905739165

No. of Pages: 256
Publish Date: 2007-12-31
Binding: Paperback
Deliverable Countries: This product ships to Restricted International (Books).

Similar Items by Category

Prehistoric & Primitive  >  History  >  Art

Discussion : Art as Metaphor: The Prehistoric Rock-Art of Britain

No Discussion has been started.  See Latest Discussions

Start a new Discussion

Topic Title :
Description :
Kids Carnival
The book Art as Metaphor: The Prehistoric Rock-Art of Britain by Aron Mazel, George Nash, Clive Waddington (author) is published or distributed by David Brown [1905739168, 9781905739165]. This particular edition was published on or around 2007-12-31 date. Art as Metaphor: The Prehistoric Rock-Art of Britain has Paperback binding and this format has 256 number of pages of content for use. This book by Aron Mazel, George Nash, Clive Waddington is written in English language.
* The book summary and image may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
* Book reviews are added by registered customers. They need not necessarily buy book.
* These books are NOT available for reading online or for free download in PDF or ebook format.
* Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher or sourcing cost change for imported books.

www.infibeam.com/Books is the biggest online bookstore in India for sale of books at best price - fiction, literature, audiobooks, study guides, novels, story books, rare books, textbooks and books by popular authors. These are available in various editions and bindings e.g. paperback and at best discount.