More than 4000 years old, the true meaning of this ancient, awe-inspiring creation and the secrets of its construction have been lost in the mists of time. Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress.
Over the last five years James Davies has been photographing Stonehenge at all times of the day and night, and all through the seasons. With privileged access to the stone circle he has built up a unique portfolio. A Year at Stonehenge brings together the best of his work, while a short expert text summarises our current understanding.
Published to coincide with the opening of a new environmentally sensitive visitor centre and the restoration of the surrounding ceremonial landscape, this is the most visually stunning book available on this most fascinating world heritage site.
JAMES O. DAVIES has been an architectural photographer for English Heritage for twenty three years. He has contributed to many books in that time and his work has been widely exhibited and published throughout the world. He is also a portrait photographer, twice exhibiting in the National Portrait Gallery and having received various awards, including Nikon Independent Award, Ilford Award, and Jane Bown Portrait Award. He has taken the official Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen Mother, as well as the first ever photographic survey of English Prisons, published in two books. He is currently working on a book about post war buildings in Britain.
Mike Pittsbegan his career as an archaeologist and museum curator. He is a freelance journalist specialising mainly in archaeology, while continuing to conduct original research at Stonehenge where he has directed excavations and elsewhere. He is the author of Fairweather Eden and Hengeworld, writes regularly for newspapers and magazines, and is the editor of British Archaeology magazine. He is a frequent broadcaster on radio and TV, and was a consultant on Murder at Stonehenge for Channel 4 and Stonehenge Live! for Channel 5. He is a recipient of the British Archaeology Press Award, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a member of the professional Institute for Archaeologists.
'A comprehensive portfolio of this remarkable site which encourages us to appreciate its splendour.'
'For the past five years award-winning photographer James Davies has had privileged access to Stonehenge. This hardback book...is the stunning result.'