On Jul 29, 2:55pm, Saraionn foighne an chinniuint wrote:
('De/ a ndu/irt tu/?)
> I am looking for introductory sources and those that offer theories/strategies
> that can be applied to any time/culture. My area of study is pre-Christian
> Ireland- so any books that deal with that period/area are doubly welcome.
There are many; must be some good ones in the list's log files.
I'll list a couple & maybe others will add or critique.
Early Christian Ireland by the de Paors (I think this is still in print;
it's a sort of classic. Much art history)
Early Ireland by Michael Kelly (posthumous work by the great archaeologist;
this is the person who did many of the exc. at Newgrange & was
responsible for the restoration; a lot of information ; gets
a bit dry at times -- probably the hand of the posthumous editor)
The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland by Nancy Edwards (more focused,
much art history naturally since this is the most productive
The catalog of "I Celti", the acclaimed Celtic art exhibition that
took place in Venice a few years ago.
Archaeology Colin Renfew & Paul Bahn (This is Renfrew's basic intro
textbook & helps explain the methodology & the current thinking
of archaeologists about their science & craft. Renfrew is one of
the most influential arch. today.)
Then there are the MacBain books about Celtic Art,
Aidan Meehan's books about the same, Michael O'Neill's? book
"The Irish Hand" (fascinating book about Irish calligraphy containing
many photos of the old manuscripts).
I'm interested in references to discussions of Norse art styles &
history. I am interested in reading more about the interaction
between Norse & Irish art styles, however, most of my knowledge about
Norse art has come by way of Irish history. I would greatly
appreciate references that discuss Norse art history on its own terms,
along the lines of "Early Christian Ireland".