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Prehistoric Imagery and Landscapes
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Kalle Sognnes
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

A detailed study of the Bronze Age rock art found in the Stjordal region of central Norway. Based on fieldwork carried out in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Sognnes analyses the imagery of the art and the physical and social landscape in which it exists. Through identifying various spatial
Image and Audience
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Richard Bradley
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-12 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this extensively illustrated study, Richard Bradley asks why ancient objects were created and when and how they were used. He considers how the first definitions of prehistoric artworks were made, and the ways in which they might be related to practices in the visual arts today.
Thinking Through Images
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Christopher Tilley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-30 - Publisher: Oxbow Books

This book provides a general self-reflexive review and critical analysis of Scandinavian rock art from the standpoint of Chris Tilley’s research in this area over the last thirty years. It offers a novel alternative theoretical perspective stressing the significance of visual narrative structure and rhythm, using musical analogies, putting particular
Prehistoric rock art in Scandinavia
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Courtney Nimura
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-30 - Publisher: Oxbow Books

Scandinavia is home to prolific and varied rock art images among which the ship motif is prominent. Because of this, the rock art of Scandinavia has often been interpreted in terms of social ritual, cosmology, and religion associated with the maritime sphere. This comprehensive review is based on the creation
Picturing the Bronze Age
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Johan Ling, Peter Skoglund, Ulf Bertilsson
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-28 - Publisher: Oxbow Books

Pictures from the Bronze Age are numerous, vivid and complex. There is no other prehistoric period that has produced such a wide range of images spanning from rock art to figurines to decoration on bronzes and gold. Fourteen papers, with a geographical coverage from Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, examine