Drawing on Archaeology
Bringing History to Life
by Victor Ambrus
The History Press, 2010, colour and b/w reproductions of paintings and drawings by author, paperback, ISBN 9780752431444
Near Fine Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, minor bumps to corners, uncreased spine
'The book forms a collection of reconstruction drawings, which convert the bare bones of archaeological excavation into living history; through the eyes of the artist, we see people from the past going about their daily lives. What comes to light reflects not just drawing but the experiences of an illustrator for whom tramping through mud and wandering around in horizontal rain are all part of the fun.
Ambrus' evocative sketches cover everyday life in the country and the towns; trade and industry; religion, crime and punishment. There are also sections on prehistoric animals, royalty and the antiquaries.
This is a companion volume tot eh author's best-selling, Recreating the Past, which won the History Today New Generation Book of the Year in 2002.'