How The Viking Influence Lives On Today

Title:
Viking Art

Author:
James Graham-Campbell

Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Part of the excellent World of Art series, the book covers three centuries of intricate art styles, from the first major overseas expeditions around 800 AD to the establishment of Christianity in Scandinavia. Six main successive styles emerge, interacting with one another and covering delicate metalwork, elaborate wood carvings, ‘picture stones’, decorated weaponry and finely crafted jewellery. The Viking influence on later artistic movements is also explored in this definitive guide to a fascinating period in European history.