Dorset in Photographs

Author: Matthew Pinner

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445676931

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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An image-led journey around the coast of Dorset.

Hambledon Hill, Dorset, England

Excavation and survey of a Neolithic Monument Complex and its Surrounding Landscape

Author: Roger Mercer,Frances Healy

Publisher: English Heritage Publishing

ISBN: 1848021607

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

View: 3261

A programme of excavation and survey directed by Roger Mercer between 1974 and 1986 demonstrated that Hambledon was the site of an exceptionally large and diverse complex of earlier Neolithic earthworks, including two causewayed enclosures, two long barrows and several outworks, some of them defensive. The abundant cultural material preserved in its ditches and pits provides information about numerous aspects of contemporary society, among them conflict, feasting, the treatment of the human corpse, exchange, stock management and cereal cultivation. The distinct depositional signatures of various parts of the complex reflect their diverse use. The scale and manner of individual episodes of construction hint at the levels of organisation and co-ordination obtaining in contemporary society. Use of the complex and the construction of its various elements were episodic and intermittent, spread over 300-400 hundred years, and did not entail lasting settlement. As well as stone axe heads exchanged from remote sources, more abundant grinding equipment and pottery from adjacent regions may point to the areas from which people came to the hill. If so, it had important links with territories to the west, north-west and south, in other words with land off the Wessex Chalk, at the edge of which the complex lies. Within the smaller compass of the immediate area of the hill, including Cranborne Chase, field walking survey suggests that the hill was the main focus of earlier Neolithic activity. A complementary relationship with the Chase is indicated by a fairly abrupt diminution of activity on the hill in the late fourth millennium, when the massive Dorset cursus and several smaller monuments were built in the Chase. Renewed activity on the hill in the late third millennium and early second millennium was a prelude to occupation on and around the hill in the second millennium in the mid to late second millennium, which was followed by the construction of a hillfort on the northern spur from the early first millennium. Late Iron Age and Romano-British activity may reflect the proximity of Hod Hill. A small pagan Saxon cemetery may relate to settlement in the Iwerne valley which it overlooks.

Dorset from the Sea

The Jurassic Coast from Lyme Regis to Old Harry Rocks photographed from its best viewpoint

Author: Steve Belasco

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845847628

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 8200

The visual feast that is Dorset is enjoyed by millions – visitors and locals alike. But few are lucky enough to enjoy the Jurassic coastline 'from the outside looking in.’ This book has been photographed entirely from the sea by sailor and marine photographer Steve Belasco who has cruised the area in small boats for over 20 years. Steve’s love of Dorset's waters, those who enjoy them and the people and creatures that depend on them, leaps from every page.

Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography

Author: John Hannavy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135873275

Category: Photography

Page: 1736

View: 9848

The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of world photography up to the beginning of the twentieth century. It sets out to be the standard, definitive reference work on the subject for years to come. Its coverage is global – an important ‘first’ in that authorities from all over the world have contributed their expertise and scholarship towards making this a truly comprehensive publication. The Encyclopedia presents new and ground-breaking research alongside accounts of the major established figures in the nineteenth century arena. Coverage includes all the key people, processes, equipment, movements, styles, debates and groupings which helped photography develop from being ‘a solution in search of a problem’ when first invented, to the essential communication tool, creative medium, and recorder of everyday life which it had become by the dawn of the twentieth century. The sheer breadth of coverage in the 1200 essays makes the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography an essential reference source for academics, students, researchers and libraries worldwide.

Dorset Voices

A Collection of New Prose, Poetry and Photographs

Author: Poundbury Voices

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906651152

Category: Dorset (England)

Page: 128

View: 3800

This title presents a collection of prose, poetry and photographs from Dorset.

Discovering Lost Dorset

A Personal View Through Magic Lantern Photographs and Other Images of the County in the Author's Unique Collection

Author: Rodney Legg

Publisher: Dorset

ISBN: 9781871164497

Category: Dorset (England)

Page: 160

View: 7417

Recreating a vision of Dorset from a bygone age, this collection of nostalgic photographs recalls the rich and historic past of the county.

Dorset 1900-1999

The Twentieth Century in Photographs

Author: David Burnett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781874336686

Category: Dorset (England)

Page: 112

View: 759


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: N.A

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The County in Colour

Author: David Burnett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946159888

Category: Dorset (England)

Page: 128

View: 2391

The Savage View

Charles Savage, Pioneer Mormon Photographer

Author: Bradley W. Richards,Charles Roscoe Savage

Publisher: Carl Mautz Publishing

ISBN: 9780962194061

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

View: 9666

Einzelgänger, männlich

Author: Geoffrey Household

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993797

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3952

Irgendwo in Europa Anfang der 30er-Jahre: Ein Jäger schleicht sich auf das Anwesen eines gefürchteten Diktators, legt an und zielt. Doch er wird entdeckt. Man foltert ihn, stürzt ihn von einem Felsen, es soll wie ein Unfall aussehen. Nur stirbt er nicht, sondern entkommt. Eine atemberaubende Menschenjagd beginnt. Er flieht durch feindliches Gebiet, entrinnt den Verfolgern, erreicht sogar seine Heimat. Aber Sicherheit gibt es für ihn nirgends mehr. Gehetzt von Geheimagenten, gejagt von der Polizei, verkriecht er sich schließlich wie ein verwundetes Tier in seinem selbst gegrabenen Bau, lauert, harrt aus. Wochen und Monate vergehen. Er kämpft gegen Kälte und Nässe, gegen den Hunger und gegen die Angst, bis es schließlich zu einem allerletzten Kampf kommt – dem Kampf auf Leben und Tod.

The Journals

Volume 1: 1949-1965

Author: John Fowles

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810125145

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 668

View: 7123

John Fowles gained international recognition in 1963 with his first published novel, The Collector, but his labor on what may be his greatest literary undertaking, his journals, commenced over a decade earlier. Fowles, whose works include The Maggot, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and The Ebony Tower, is among the most inventive and influential English novelists of the twentieth century. The first volume begins in 1949 with Fowles' final year at Oxford. It reveals his intellectual maturation, chronicling his experiences as a university lecturer in France and as a schoolteacher on the Greek island of Spetsai. Simultaneously candid and eloquent, Fowles' journals also expose the deep connection between his personal and scholarly lives as Fowles struggled to win literary acclaim. From his affair with Elizabeth, the married woman who would become his first wife, to his passion for film, ornithology, travel, and book collecting, the journals present a portrait of a man eager to experience life. The second and final volume opens in 1966, as Fowles, already an international success, navigates his newfound fame and wealth. With absolute honesty, his journals map his inner turmoil over his growing celebrity and his hesitance to take on the role of a public figure. Fowles recounts his move from London to a secluded house on England's Dorset coast, where discontented with society's voracious materialism he led an increasingly isolated life. Great works in their own right, Fowles' journals elucidate the private thoughts that gave rise to some of the greatest writing of our time.


Author: Frank R. Heath

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dorset (England)

Page: 311

View: 977

People from Our Side

A Life Story with Photographs and Oral Biography

Author: Peter Pitseolak,Dorothy Harley Eber

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773509968

Category: Art

Page: 163

View: 6588

Record of Inuit life in the first half of this century, through the photographs and art work of the first native Baffin Island photographer, and oral histories from his contemporaries.

The Dorset Year

The Diary of John Cowper Powys, June 1934 - July 1935

Author: John Cowper Powys

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, English

Page: 301

View: 9418

The Dorset House Affair

Author: Norman Russell

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709096836

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8706

Dorset House is the home of the Claygate family, and a place where diplomats love to congregate. When young Maurice Claygate and Sophie Lenart, a notorious woman spy, are found shot dead, Inspector Arnold Box, investigating the murders, hears from Colonel Kershaw, Head of Secret Intelligence, that there are international ramifications to the case. Together the two men pursue a ruthless thief and a stolen document across France, bring the affair to a devastating and unexpected climax in the great palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King, at Versailles. Set in late Victorian times, this is the seventh book in the Inspector Box series.