Stonehenge

    SubTitle

    A History in Photographs
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        15 Feb 2014

        Summary

        Uses images from English Heritage’s unique photographic archive (formerly known as the National Monuments Record) to chart the last 150 years in the life of this extraordinary and iconic site.
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        Main Summary

          Stonehenge is the world's most famous pre-historic monument and, since the middle of the 19th century, probably the most photographed. Using images from English Heritage's unique photographic archive (formerly known as the National Monuments Record), Stonehenge: A History in Photographs charts the last 150 years in the life of this extraordinary and iconic site.

          These largely unseen images touch on various moments in Stonehenge's history, from the leisurely tourism in the last years of Victoria's reign to the monument of today, a site visited each year by more than one million people from all over the world.

          This book is a celebration of Stonehenge, in fascinating and often very human images. The text is written by archaeologist and television presenter Julian Richards, someone with a genuine love of Stonehenge. This is a book for all who share a fascination with this magical monument.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Julian Richards

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          220mm

          Number of Illustrations

          123

          Number of Pages

          118

          ISBN

          9781848022652

          Contents

            Acknowledgements

            Introduction

            The antiquarian view of the ancient past

            The first photographs: 1853-1900

            War and peace: 1901-1944

            Modern times: 1950 onwards 

            Excavation and restoration 

            Experimentation

            Desecration (and harmless pranks)

            Presentation

            Celebration and protest

            Stonehenge in 2004

            Index

            Reviews