Viking Art (Paperback)

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An opening chapter gives the historical and geographic background. Thematic chapters then describe and discuss the six main Viking art styles, showing how they emerged from and interacted with one another. Delicate metalwork is contrasted with elaborate wood carvings and the famous Gotland "picture stones," and we move up in scale from the Oseberg ship to decorated weapons and fine jewels. The book's conclusion looks at the art in relation to Viking mythology and sagas as well as its legacy in later times.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780500204191
ISBN-10: 0500204195
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: October 7th, 2013
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: World of Art