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Mitchell, G. Frank, et al., "Treasures of Early Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D."

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Mitchell, G. Frank, et al., "Treasures of Early Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D."

Mitchell, G. Frank, et al., "Treasures of Early Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D."
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1977 | ISBN: 0870991647 | English | PDF | 221 pages | 57.33 Mb

The patrimony of the extraordinary Irish civilization has been made available almost in its entirety for this exhibition. The profound feelings that the people of Ireland have for their treasures is something that we all understand, and their lending these precious possessions to us is an exceedingly generous act. It might never have transpired, but "Ireland … is like not other place under heaven." George Bernard Shaw saw that the impossible in Ireland was an everyday occurrence. The impossible, therefore, has happened and is very welcome.
Contents

Foreword
John Wilson, Thomas Hoving

Preface
G. Frank Mitchell

Introduction
G. Frank Mitchell

The Bronze Age
Peter Harbison
Illustrations 1–13

Foreign Influences and the Beginnings of Christian Art
G. Frank Mitchell
Illustrations 14–30

The Christian Triumph: The Golden Age
Liam de Paor
Illustrations 31–45

The Viking Impact
Maire de Paor
Illustrations 46–59

Irish Art in the Romanesque and Gothic Periods
Roger A. Stalky
Illustrations 61–69

Selected bibliography

Catalogue entries by G. Frank Mitchell


Mitchell, G. Frank, et al., "Treasures of Early Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D."