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Stonehenge: A History in Photographs [Hardcover]

Julian Richards
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31 Mar 2005
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 photgraphic archive (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 leiusrely 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.

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  • Hardcover: 118 pages
  • Publisher: English Heritage (31 Mar 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905624549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905624546
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 27.9 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,494,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Julian Richards is a professional archaeologist. He is also presenter of televisions Meet the Ancestors and Blood of the Vikings, as well as the author of the accompanying tie-in books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Stonehenge, a history in Photographs 15 Oct 2004
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Julian Richards, in his new book, Stonehenge, A History in Photographs, has brought life to Stonehenge. Julian gives a concise and precise look at the modern history of the stones. The photographs he chose to include in this book range from 1853 to 2004. He begins with a condensed but needed history of photography, for without a "how it all started," we would be left with an incomplete view.
Julian takes us from the first modern discoveries around the stones, covering its reconstruction, involving mans world wars and after that he includes modern celebrations and modern views of the stones. I now see the stones as the unchanging element on the landscape with life (people) buzzing all around in a blur.
Mr. Richards uses a fresh approach to history. It's about people. And that is all of us.
English Heritage has produced a beautiful book. It is well printed with rich black and white photographs. Thank you Julian and thank you English Heritage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stonehenge: A History in Photographs 10 Feb 2014
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This book was a great present. The photographs are very well done and the intriguing history of Stonehenge is well-discussed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Stonehenge: A History in Photographs 23 May 2011
By Neil Wiseman - Published on Amazon.com
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Popular UK Archeologist Dr. Julian Richards has assembled an interesting photographic panoply of iconic Stonehenge in his 2004 coffee-table book. Of excellent 60# satin paper quality, even those who have only a passing interest in the fabled monument will find enjoyment here, as depictions of the time-honored edifice range from the first 1853 images to the near-present. More knowledgeable students will find the chronicled accounts of the three major Restorations fascinating, as these had not been widely published previously.
Ultimately a book of captions, Dr. Richards has used his long expertise with Stonehenge to flavor passages with anecdotal tales which might otherwise be forgotten. Pictures from the 1930's and '40's for example are a lovely wander down a more rural English Memory Lane.
While not exactly lighthearted, the presentation steers a middle course when areas of controversy come near, such as the devastation rendered to the monument by William Hawley in the 1920's -- and with no reference at all to the more recent so-called `Bean Field War' of the mid-1980's. These incidental omissions no doubt stem from his close association with English Heritage, the watchdog entity which oversees the care and public presentation of Stonehenge and the myriad other ancient sites thereabout. Understandably, "PC" is King.
Editorially, some captions are marginally repetitious, though only here and there, and on the whole I recommend this book to both curious browser and armchair student alike.
ND Wiseman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book full of wonderful photographs 3 Feb 2010
By Richard Albright - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Julian Richards, in his new book, Stonehenge, A History in Photographs, has brought life to Stonehenge. Julian gives a concise and precise look at the modern history of the stones. The photographs he chose to include in this book range from 1853 to 2004. He begins with a condensed but needed history of photography, for without a "how it all started," we would be left with an incomplete view.
Julian takes us from the first modern discoveries around the stones, covering its reconstruction, involving mans world wars and after that he includes modern celebrations and modern views of the stones. I now see the stones as the unchanging element on the landscape with life (people) buzzing all around in a blur.
Mr. Richards uses a fresh approach to history. It's about people. And that is all of us.
English Heritage has produced a beautiful book. It is well printed with rich black and white photographs. Thank you Julian and thank you English Heritage.
5.0 out of 5 stars Stonehnege Photos 27 Oct 2005
By Juris Ozols - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Wonderful book, gives all kinds of insights into Stonehnege. Needed some color photos, and perhaps something more on the Stonehenge environs.
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