While the art and craftsmanship of the Anglo-Saxons is much admired, the background to this superb work is little understood. Kevin Leahy, a trained craftsman and archaeologist, looks at how the artifacts were made as well as the materials, the tools, and techniques that were used. His survey ranges from casting a brooch to making a sword, from pottery and weaving to woodworking and building.
- Softcover: 192 pages
- Language: English
- Illustrations: Colour/Black & White
- ISBN-13: 9780752429045
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 17.2 x 1.4 cm
Solid academic work discussing wide range of finds from domestic to art including the probable methods of construction and manufacture. Excellent academic line art with scale bars, and stunning black and white and colour plates. Good Glossary, excellent bibliography and Index.