‘Deeply impressive… ancient history: the new rock ’n’ roll.’ The Times
Julian Cope’s bestselling modern classic, The Modern Aniquarian, is now released in a beautiful new hardback package. Having sold over 50,000 copies in two highly successful editions.
Julian Cope is one of Britain’s best known and most-celebrated post-punk visionaries. In this historical masterpiece, he takes us on an unforgettable journey across the British Isles, uncovering the first temples ever built and their myriad descendants, the relics of which can still be seen today.
The Modern Antiquarian is the result of an eight-year odyssey in search of the roots of British cultural identity. Of the countless sites visited, Cope has selected over 300 of the very best; photographing their remains and explaining fully their relationships with the landscape.
This book shines a powerful light onto the past of a nation hoodwinked into believing that its history began with the Roman conquest. Cope’s deft prose examines our prehistoric beginnings through the evidence of megalithic remains and their surroundings, allowing us for the first time to reconcile the tapestry of our past with modern life.
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'Utterly unique…opens a real window on Britain's prehistory.' The Times
'A unique blend of information, observation, personal experience and opinion… A strange and marvellous artefact.' The Independent
'Not only a joy, but a useful field guide.' The Guardian
'Immensely detailed and sumptuously illustrated…an essential guide' The Daily Telegraph
‘A remarkable fusion of scholarship, practical advice and visionary insight’ Daily Express
'A sumptuous technicolour delight. Erudite, playful and provocative.' MojoL'autore:
Julian Cope shot to fame with his band Teardrop Explodes at the height of the post-punk renaissance. Since then he has recorded over 20 albums and become a true cult hero. His revolutionary books, The Modern Antiquarian and two-part autobiography Head On/Repossessed, are bestsellers in their genres and have secured his place in our culture’s history.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. New book in excellent condition. Codice libro della libreria 100087
Descrizione libro Thorsons, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110722535996