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Art of the Celts

From 700 B.C. to the Celtic Revival

World of Art


Jennifer Laing (Author), Lloyd Laing (Author)

Logo markA Thames & Hudson book


A journey along the historical spectrum of Celtic art, from the rich treasures found throughout Iron Age Europe, through the flowering of metalwork, sculpture and manuscript illumination, to the revivals attempted today.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 1992
  • ISBN 978-0-500-20256-2
  • 6 × 8.3 in / 216 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Endorsements & Reviews

“The entire spectrum of Celtic art, with all its vibrancy, magical power, intricate pattern and ambiguity, is revealed in this splendid, concise introduction. It shows that there was no single unbroken tradition, but several diverse interweaving strands - each exemplified in the many beautiful objects the Celts created, whether decorative or mainly functional: elaborate weaponry, pottery, personal ornaments, enamelled bronze and silver, coins, and (later) illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells. Increasingly influencing artists and designers and attracting a wider public, the rich treasury of Celtic art from the Iron Age to medieval Europe and more recent revivals, is celebrated in this volume.” — Kirkus UK