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Harbison, Peter

Overview
Works: 165 works in 570 publications in 4 languages and 8,272 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Art  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: N6782, 709.415
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Most widely held works about Peter Harbison
 
Most widely held works by Peter Harbison
Irish art and architecture from prehistory to the present by Peter Harbison( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Ireland : from prehistory to the middle ages by Jacqueline O'Brien( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacqueline O'Brien, a celebrated chronicler of Ireland's past, has collaborated with Dr Peter Harbison, one of Ireland's most distinguished archaeologists on a magnificent book recounting the glories of Ireland's ancient past. Ranging from the earliest remnants of the prehistoric past to the end of the medieval era, Ancient Ireland provides an outstanding survey of the island's finest archaeological and architectural sites. Peter Harbison provides lively and thoughtful descriptions of megalithic wedge tombs, medieval round towers, and Tudor manor houses - matched by more than 300 hauntingly beautiful photographs by Jacqueline O'Brien. Harbison also provides a narrative overview of Ireland's history, placing the architectural monuments in the context of Roman influence, Celtic migration, Brian Boru's battles, Norse and Norman invasions, Gaelic revival, and Cromwell's conquests
Pre-Christian Ireland : from the first settlers to the early Celts by Peter Harbison( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives account of human settlement from 10,000 years ago to St. Patrick in the fifth century A.D
The golden age of Irish art : the medieval achievement, 600-1200 by Peter Harbison( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Golden Age of Irish Art is the first serious assessment for a generation, during which time painstaking research has added a wealth of new information and fresh insight. Surveying the art of Ireland chronologically, the book is illustrated with over 200 photographs, many in colour, of illuminated manuscripts, metalwork, architecture and sculpture, making this the most lavish as well as the most authoritative survey of the subject available."--Jacket
The archaeology of Ireland by Peter Harbison( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irlands historie fra forhistorisk tid til ca år 1600
Irish medieval figure sculpture, 1200-1600 : a study of Irish tombs with notes on costume and armour by John Hunt( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pilgrimage in Ireland : the monuments and the people by Peter Harbison( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This detailed account of Irish archaeological and archival evidence is presented in a clear and consise manner. There are chapters on cult objects, shrines, round towers, relics, Ogham stones, sundials, bullauns, cursing stones, and holed stones
Ireland's treasures : 5000 years of artistic expression by Peter Harbison( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Ireland's Treasures: 5000 Years of Artistic Expression we are invited to celebrate the vigorously rich Irish cultural heritage that began more than five hundred years before the pyramids were built." "Written with his special combination of authority and lightness of touch, Dr. Peter Harbison - one of Ireland's preeminent archaeologists, an entertaining lecturer, writer, and editor - offers us a look at the unique Irish culture expressed by artists whose creative powers and achievements have reached across centuries. Ireland's Treasures allows us to witness remarkable art that demonstrates the universality of all great artistic expression. From ancient portal dolmens (one of the oldest and most dramatic art forms in Ireland) to the Ardagh Chalice (the finest expression of eighth-century Irish metalworking) and the legendary Tara brooch; from Round Towers to medieval High Crosses and soaring monasteries; from the Book of Kells (the finest illuminated manuscript of Ireland's "golden age") to the elaborately carved doorway of Clonfert Cathedral (a stunning example of Irish Romanesque art); from monumental fortresses and castles to the great houses of the eighteenth century, and from gold treasures, both ecclesiastical and secular, to contemporary stained glass windows and stunning decorative arts, we celebrate this extraordinary land
Spectacular Ireland by Peter Harbison( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and German and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Through words and stunning images, the Emerald Isle is brought to life in Spectacular Ireland, a magnificent collection of 140 color photographs by some of Ireland's best landscape photographers and elegant text by Peter Harbison, one of Ireland's most distinguished voices and renowned archaeologists. This handsome volume celebrates Ireland, a small island country of extraordinary beauty, fascinating history, and evocative myths, where old and new thrives together. From ancient standing stones and breathtaking pastoral scenes to energetic cities of architectural sophistication, we take a photographic tour reflecting the soul of this spectacular island. A brief history of Ireland puts the images into historical context: from ancient Celtic dolmens to abbeys and castles, from lush pastures, fields of heather and seaside cliffs to formal gardens, and from ancient villages to the rush of contemporary Dublin. But Ireland is much more than beautiful landscape. Much of the magic of the country lies in the people themselves; these are a people who cherish their land. It is a rich heritage - of history, magic, and mystery - that makes Ireland a favorite destination for tourists and armchair travelers alike
Guide to the national monuments in the Republic of Ireland; including a selection of other monuments not in state care by Peter Harbison( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daggers and the halberds of the early Bronze Age in Ireland by Peter Harbison( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The axes of the early Bronze Age in Ireland by Peter Harbison( Book )

24 editions published in 1969 in English and German and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucifixion in Irish art : fifty selected examples from the ninth to the twentieth century by Peter Harbison( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Burton Conyngham and his Irish circle of antiquarian artists by Peter Harbison( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the midst of a resurgence of pride in Ireland's history during the 18th century, William Burton, later Conyngham (1733-1796), strove to emulate his British counterparts in producing albums of engravings illustrating the beauties of the country's heritage. To further his aims, he formed the Hibernian Antiquarian Society, which lasted only four years due to internal strife. Nevertheless, Burton Conyngham began acquiring drawings of antiquities, and then commissioned Gabriel Beranger and his fellow artists Angelo Bigari and John James Barralet to make sketches of dolmens, churches, abbeys, and castles in areas which were not represented in existing works. In its day, Burton Conyngham's was regarded as the most significant collection of such drawings in Ireland. This volume reconstructs that collection, cataloguing more than 600 drawings, which he was known to have secured by about 1780. Also presented in this monograph is the considerable number of copies that were made of the original works as security against damage to the collective whole or the death of its owner"-
Irish art historical studies in honour of Peter Harbison( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish high crosses : with the figure sculptures explained by Peter Harbison( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High Crosses are among the most important monuments to survive from Ireland's Golden Age of Saints and Scholars, and over seventy-five of them are described in detail here. Their figure carvings illustrate the Bible story like a filmstrip, and this guide explains what the individual panels represent. Many novel identifications offered by the author shed new light on the deeper religious message of the crosses, which can vary according to the choice of biblical subjects. The book is designed as a field guide for those who want to study the crosses at first hand, and numerous diagrams assist in pinpointing the various Old and New Testament scenes sculpted on them. The crosses are arranged in the alphabetical order of their sites, and a map and national grid references should help the reader to locate them on the ground
The high crosses of Ireland : an iconographical and photographic survey by Peter Harbison( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einzelfund - Mittelalter - Religionsgeschichte
Guide to national and historic monuments of Ireland : including a selection of other monuments not in State care by Peter Harbison( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Iron Age Mediterranean imports in England by Peter Harbison( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'art médiéval en Irlande by Peter Harbison( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ancient Ireland : from prehistory to the middle ages
Alternative Names
Harbison, P.

Harbison, P. 1939-

Harbison, P. (Peter)

Peter Harbison (Archäologe) irischer Archäologe und Kunsthistoriker

Peter Harbison archeoloog uit Ierland

Languages
English (244)

German (10)

French (8)

Polish (2)

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Pre-Christian Ireland : from the first settlers to the early CeltsThe golden age of Irish art : the medieval achievement, 600-1200Pilgrimage in Ireland : the monuments and the peopleIreland's treasures : 5000 years of artistic expressionSpectacular IrelandThe crucifixion in Irish art : fifty selected examples from the ninth to the twentieth centuryIrish art historical studies in honour of Peter HarbisonGuide to national and historic monuments of Ireland : including a selection of other monuments not in State care