New Book

2009-03bbradley
Image and Audience: Rethinking Prehistoric Art

by Richard Bradley

There have been many accounts of prehistoric ‘art’, but nearly all of them begin by assuming that the concept is a useful one. 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. Extended case studies of two immensely popular and much-visited sites illustrate his argument: one considers the megalithic tombs of Western Europe, whilst the other investigates the decorated metalwork and rock carvings of Bronze Age Scandinavia.

http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199533855

At £50 it’s a bit pricey, lets hope there’s a paperback version.

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3 Responses to New Book

  1. rockartuk says:

    The panel on the front cover is: Cloanlawers-2, aka: Allt Coire Phadairlidh, NN64SE 31, on the North bank of Loch Tay near Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross, Scotland.
    http://rockartuk.fotopic.net/c597809.html

  2. rockrich says:

    now that does sound appealing Mr Parry:)

  3. rockartuk says:

    Thanks Gavin!
    I thought the publishing date was set for 12th March so it must be on the market by now.
    Found already a cheaper deal for BP 37,50:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Image-Audience-Rethinking-Prehistoric-Art/dp/0199533857
    Or is that the hardcover/paperback discount?
    Cheers,
    Jan

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