Book: Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D.

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Book: Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D.

Postby oleg on Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:07 pm

Hi!

I'm thinking about to buy Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D. by Francoise Henry. Does someone have it?
I've seen marvelous hanging bowl via Google books preview.
Is it worth buying or not?
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Re: Book: Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D.

Postby bannerman on Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:23 pm

Hi Oleg,
I studied archaeology in university and work by Henry was considered very important - however it has been somewhat dated. Id recommend buying it as a very good introduction and then maybe look at:

"From The Isles Of The North" by Various
"The Art Of The Picts" By George Henderson
"The Book of Kells" By Bernard Meehan
"The Archaeology Of Late Celtic Britain And Ireland" Lloyd Lang

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Re: Book: Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D.

Postby oleg on Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:39 pm

Thanks, Padraig. I appreciate your input.
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Re: Book: Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D.

Postby Celtic Britain on Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:13 pm

Some weeks ago I found a related point of attention from the Westcoast of Scotland.
From the early medieval period onwards they had the Iona art style, an art style closely connected to the old Irish art. Unfortunately there is very little information about this style, I already contacted some trusts with little result.

Does anyone have some information about it or know sources we can use for research?

Thank you very much in advance.
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Re: Book: Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D.

Postby Freebeard on Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:46 pm

One of the places to try might be Ritchie, G. (ed.) 'The Archaeology of Argyll' (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press,1997)
As far as I remember there is a discussion on the Ionan art style there.
One of the main links discussed about this link is the bird-nest style boss which appears in Ionan art, and may have had some relation to Irish art. Other than that, try Foster, S., 'Picts, Gaels and Scots' (1996). I think she has a brief discussion on it.

Rithcie does have a discussion on the sculpture of Iona, and its link with Ireland. Check it out. It has been over 2 years since I've read it. But there's sure to be further sources in his bibliography.
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Re: Book: Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D.

Postby brendan on Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:18 pm

I will be looking through some books on this general topic, if I come upon anything specific relating to Iona I will let you know

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Re: Book: Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D.

Postby oleg on Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:29 am

Celtic Britain wrote:From the early medieval period onwards they had the Iona art style, an art style closely connected to the old Irish art.

I've checked the book(Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D.), it doesn't contain any references to the special art style.
However, there are some notes about different patterns, unusual for the Ireland, used by artists in Iona for depicting the Christ and evangelists.
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Re: Book: Irish Art During the Viking Invasions, 800-1020 A.D.

Postby Celtic Britain on Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:07 am

Thank you for the information. I will buy the book 'The Archaeology of Argyll' this week. I hope the National Museum of Edinburgh has some information about it too. I contacted them this week. Probably there is an index of all the Iona style grave slabs from the westcoast of Scotland.

I will keep you up to date.
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