Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design (Paperback)
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An album of 343 authentic graphic designs in 2D. Collected mainly from the Viking Age, not only from Scandinavia, but also from Germany, Central Europe (eg Wolin) and Russia. They have been drawn from a vast selection of artifacts - hilts, crossguards, pottery, jewelry, manuscripts, bone and wood carvings etc. Each and every pattern has a date, origin, place it was found, and meaning, where possible.
An album of 343 authentic graphic designs in 2D. Collected mainly from the Viking Age, are not only sourced from Scandinavia, but also from Germany, Central Europe (eg Wolin) and Russia. They have been drawn from a vast selection of artifacts - hilts, crossguards, pottery, jewelry, manuscripts, bone and wood carvings etc. Each and every pattern has a date, origin, place it was found, and meaning, where possible.
All of the graphics presented in this catalog have a common denominator. All of them can be traced back to the Early Middle Ages (V-VI c.) Until the end of XII c. a fully functional entity, recognized as a property of the Middle Ages proper. During that time, a wide variety of ethnicities, culture, spread across Western Europe. Therefore, each designs represent a different cultural identity.
The catalog is intended for artists re-enactors and researches alike, people who are genuinely interested in old cultures, designers, digital artists, tattooists and people inspired by the Early Middle Ages. Slavic or Viking outfits, jewelry, furniture and leatherwork. This album would be of interest to historians or art historians, art students and anybody involved in the recognition of unfamiliar beauty and ancient aesthetics. This is an area of study that has long been neglected and unappreciated.
About the Author
Igor Gorewicz was born in 1976 in Szczecin, Poland. In 2000 he graduated from the Institute of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Szczecin.
Since 1999, he has published dozens of popular science, scientific and journalistic articles in the history and archeology of the Slavs, military history, historical reconstruction, Slavic mythology, history of ideas, religious studies, culture and politics (including Focus, From the Abyss of the Ages, Mare Integrans , Archeologia Zywa, Gazeta Rycerska, Pro Memoria, Zachodniopomorski Wanderer, State and Society and others).
Founder (1998) and leader of the Gródu Trzyglowa Team - an association dealing with the reconstruction and popularization of the Slav culture - which cooperates with scientific and museum centers in the field of historical reconstructions, exhibition preparation, organization and running of historical festivals. In this capacity, he presented the culture of the Slavs throughout Poland and on many occasions in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, England, Estonia, the USA, India, Italy, Iceland and Lithuania. He is likewise the founder and artistic director of historical festivals.
In addition, he is a publisher, producer, musician, film and theater consultant, fight director (he took part in almost twenty film productions). Author of educational exhibitions, including the "World of Slavs and Vikings" and "Swords of Europe" shown by museums throughout the country.
Private entrepreneur, owner of the company Trzyglów - Historical Shows and publishing house Triglav.
He is the author of the following books:
German-Russian Relations 1989-1999, Warsaw 2001;
Ornamentation of the early Middle Ages. Graphic catalog Szczecin 2007,
Ornamentation of the early Middle Ages, with the addition of the Rus. Szczecin 2009
Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design vol. I, Szczecin 2009 and subsequent editions of
Ornamentation of the Early Middle Ages vol. II, Szczecin 2011
Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design vol. II, Szczecin 2011 and subsequent editions of
Vendel and Dark Age Ornamental Design, Szczecin 2014 and subsequent editions of
Borek and the Slavonic Gods, Szczecin 2014
Swords of Europe, Warsaw-Szczecin 2015
Wal Pomorski 1945. Armament and equipment of fighting formations" (co-authorship), Szczecin 2015
Ornamentation of the early Middle Ages" vol. III, Szczecin 2016
Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design vol. 3, Szczecin 2016