NEW PUBLICATION, BRIGHT LIGHTS IN THE DARK AGES, OFFERS FASCINATING LOOK AT THE ART AND CULTURE OF THE EARLY MEDIEVAL PERIOD

The Early Medieval period, often referred to as the Dark Ages and beginning in Europe around the year 400, has been popularly portrayed as a time when the refined aesthetics of the classical world fell prey to hosts of migrating peoples on the fringes of the Roman Empire.
 
However, a major new volume on Early Medieval art, Bright Lights in the Dark Ages: The Thaw Collection of Early Medieval Ornaments, written by Noël Adams and featuring photography by John Bigelow Taylor, challenges accepted orthodoxy about the art and culture of the era.

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