The Anatomy of Germanic Art – Paperback

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Paperback  |  88 pages  |  Publication date: August 4, 2024


A Quick Guide to the Styles of Nordic Animal Ornament.

This guide covers all the stylistic periods of Germanic Iron Age art in Scandinavia (c. 400-800 CE), breaking down each style to its basic components in an easy-to-understand and straightforward manner.


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This book is a prequel to The Anatomy of Viking Art covering the pre-Viking Age art of Scandinavia from the Migration Period (c. 400 CE) up until the beginning of the Viking Age (c. 800 CE).

The Nordic artwork of pre-Viking Age Scandinavia is incredibly captivating, with its intricate interlacing patterns and fierce animal figures woven together into some of the most exceptional expressions of art created by mankind.

But as fascinating as it may be to look at, it may be as difficult to understand exactly how these patterns are constructed and even more difficult to understand how to recreate them.

This guide breaks down the styles of Germanic Iron Age art (c. 400-800 CE) in an easy-to-understand manner, helping you quickly acquire a good grasp of its anatomy.

Clear illustrations and graphics straightforwardly present the characteristics of each style, so you’ll be able to easily distinguish each from the others, and understand how one style developed into the next and how to recreate them in an authentic manner.

The accompanying timelines, maps and concise historical descriptions further help you to root your understanding of the styles in their historical context.

Whether you need a quick and succinct introduction to the world of Germanic Iron Age art, or you need a useful reference guide for your continued study and recreation of the art styles, this guide has you covered.

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Weight 0,239 kg
Dimensions 25,4 × 17,8 × 0,7 cm


Publication Date

August 4, 2024