An accessible, beautifully designed introduction to Celtic art, written by the world’s expert
A celebration of the great variety and creativity of Celtic art with more than 250 emblematic artworks – from precious handicraft and weaponry to leatherwork, stone art and ornamental illuminated manuscripts.
Spans the entire Celtic world, from Ireland to France, Italy to Hungary, the Czech Republic to Germany and Austria.
An authoritative survey of this magnificent period of artistic culture, as well as a rich visual sourcebook for students, arts and crafts lovers.
Size: 290 x 214 mm (11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 255 illustrations
Venceslas Kruta is one of the world leading experts on Celtic art and civilization. Emeritus Professor of European Ancient History Studies at L’École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, he is the former Director of the Institute for Celtic Studies in Paris and former President of the academic reviews Gallia and Études Celtiques. He is a member of the German Archaeological Institute, the Etruscan-Italic Studies Institute in Florence and the Royal Academy of History of Spain, among others. Kruta has curated several exhibitions around the world and directed numerous international archaeological excavations on sites ranging from prehistory to the Middle Ages. He has written over 30 books on historical subjects, with an emphasis on the Celtic Iron Age, many of which have been translated into numerous languages.
Contents and Sections:
I - The Antecedents
II - The Birth of Celtic Art
III - Echoes of Italy
IV - The Height of Continental Art and its Influence
V - The Art of the Oppida
VI - The Art of the British Isles
The Christian Art of Ireland