- 178 Pages
This book is probably the most
visually appealing of any I've seen on the same subject!
Reminiscent of the landscapes of Ansel Adams!
Fantastically beautiful photographs!
Fantastically beautiful photographs and an incredible and fascinating collection
of folklore related to the Stones and their locality.
Megaliths - The Ancient Stone Monuments of England and
Wales by Lai Ngan Corio, David Corio (Photographer)
The best photographic survey of megalithic sites to be published,
accompanied by a highly authoritative text describing, first, the legends
surrounding each site, highlighting the folklore tradition, then
addressing the mathematical and astronomical significance of the major
sites such as Stonehenge.
David Corio has systematically photographed the megalithic sites of
England and Wales with the eye of a great landscape photographer as well
as with the passion of an explorer in the ruins of an ancient culture.
These photographs go to the heart of prehistoric England and reveal a
profound sense of "place". They point to the beginning of
architecture itself in Britain, with the suggestion of both sacred and
secular function, layered in the fabulous tales of popular imagination.
The photographs are accompanied by text by Lai Ngan Corio, which describes
the legends surrounding each megalith site, highlighting the folklore
tradition, then addressing the mathematical and astronomical significance
of the major sites such as Stonehenge.
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