art and identity /
edited by Julia Farley and Fraser Hunter.
The real and imagined legacy of the ancient Celts has shaped modern identities across the British Isles and retains a powerful hold over the popular imagination. Furthermore, Celtic art is one of Europe's great artistic traditions, with the skills of Celtic craftspeople standing alongside the best of the ancient and medieval worlds. But who were the Celts? Drawing on the latest scholarship,the authors explore how the Celts have been defined differently from ancient times to the modern day. Over 250 remarkable objects have been selected from the collections of the British Museum, National Museums Scotland and other key European museums to richly illustrate the narrative and highlight the artistic accomplishments of craftspeople through the centuries. Here are iconic, intricately decorated masterpieces as well as less well-known fixtures and fittings; items of warfare and adornment; the ceremonial and the utilitarian.
Catalog of the exhibitions in the British Museum, London, Sept . 9, 2015-Jan. 31, 2016 and and in the National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, March 11-Sept. 25, 2016.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Physical description: 304 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
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