HNW - re:Anglo-Saxon Art Information
jlynch at cob.org
Wed May 12 09:35:07 PDT 1999
You asked for it!
Here's a few resources which may be of interest on the Anglo-Saxons. I've
included the art books because they're a great source of design and the
costume books because they talk about embelishment. Please email me with
any good resources you know.
Backes, Magnus and R. Dolling; The Art of the Dark Ages; 1969 in Germany;
Holle Verlag GnbH, Baden-Baden, in America by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., NY;
ISBN 8109-9023-1, LC 70-90886. Mostly continental but excellent for
anticedents & results. Scholarly. Color. OOP?.
Bronstead, J.; Early English Ornament, the Sources, Development, and
Relation to Foreign Styles of Pre-Norman Ornamental Art in England; 1924,
London, Hachette Pub. OOP. Do you want to do Anglo-Saxon or British art?
GET A COPY of this book.
Jessup, Ronald; Anglo Saxon Jewellry; date?; Faber and Faber Ltd., London.
Probably out of print. Wonderful reference book.
Nordenfalk, Carl; Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Painting; 1977; George Braziller,
Inc.; NY. Color and B&W prints. Dated, but prints are very nice. 'Must'
for an Anglo-Saxon calligrapher or artist.
Wilson, ?; Early Medieval Designs from Britain; For Artists and
Craftspeople; 1983; Dover; Mineola NY; ISBN 0-486-25340-6. Another
artists-must-have book. Line-drawn period art. Documentation not the
Wilson, David M.; Anglo Saxon Art; From the Seventh Century to the Norman
Conquest; 1984; the Overlook Press; Woodstock, NY. Pages and pages of
gorgeous art, much in color. Have found errors in the text: don't trust.
Krupp, Christina and Carolyn A. Priest-Dorman; Women's Garb in Northern
Europe, 450-1000 C.E. ...; January 1992; Complete Anachronist Pamphlet
Series #59; Society for Creative Anachronism, Milpitas, CA, USA. Good
overview. Haven't found any errors. Easy read/use pamphlet.
Norris, Herbert; Costume and Fashion, the Evolution of European Dress
Throughout the Earlier Ages; 1924; E.P. Dutton & Co., NY. The SCA
Costumer's Bible. Although a bit dated, nothing specifically inaccurate
for Anglo-Saxon costuming.
Owen-Crocker, Gale R.; Dress in Anglo-Saxon England; 1986; Manchester U.
Press; Manchester, UK. THE definitive Anglo-Saxon dress book.
Conservative yet provides very good feel for times. Excellent reference.
Paxton, Diana L; Germanic Costume From the Early Iron Age to the Viking
Era; 1992; Greyhaven Costume Series #3, Box 472, Berkeley, CA, 94701. No
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