A feast of extraordinary theories and personalities centered around the mysterious standing stones of antiquity. John Michell tells the wonderful story of the reactions, ancient and modern, to these prehistoric relics, whether astronomical, legendary, mystical or visionary. Chapters include: Megalithomania; The Megalithic Revivalism of Dr. Stukeley; Views of Stonehenge; Archaeological illustrators and Dolmen Painters; Sketches at Carnac; The Tall Stones of Brittany; Stone Circles; Megalithomania at the Land’s End; Excavators at Work; Stones with Holes; Ancient Rock Carvings, and Some Freaks of interpretation; Survivals and Revivals: the Modern Significance of Megalithic Sites; more. Tons of great, odd, old illustrations from around the world. Imported from Britain.
MEGALITHOMANIA: Artists and Antiquarians at Old Stone Monuments by John Michell,. 162 pages. 7x9 Paperback. Illustrated. References. Index.
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