Re-creations : Visualizing Our Past

Description

'The archaeologist and historian are both scientists and artists. Their first aim is to seek objective truth and to debunk anything false, but they seek, as does the artist, to illumine the truth with imagination' - Rt Hon. Lord Harlech, 1949 (President of the National Museum of Wales 1937-42). Many techniques have been used to provide a window into the past; this attractive book looks at the ways we illustrate our past through the eyes of artists, craftspeople, historians and scientists. With engaging text and images, "Re-Creations" presents the development of archaeological reconstructions, from medieval pictures of King Arthur to computer generated models.

Details

Author(s)
Dr Mark Redknap
Format
Paperback | 48 pages
Dimensions
206 x 252 x 6mm | 258.55g
Publication date
01 Sep 2002
Publisher
Llyfrau Amgueddfa Cymru/ National Museum Wales Books
Publication City/Country
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Illustrations note
Col.ill.
ISBN10
0720005191
ISBN13
9780720005196
Bestsellers rank
2,372,378