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Trafalgar Square (Jonathan Cape Ltd.)
Six thousand years ago, an unknown people built the famous standing stones and stone circles of Britain. These mysterious structures range from the famous Stonehenge and the Rollright Stones to the obscure Hoar Stone of Lower Swell and Robber's Stone of Llandyfydog. This lavish, oversize book differs from many recent others by displaying only black-and-white photographs of the selected monuments, which, far from restricting the evocative artistry of the book, enhances it. David Corio's images of Stonehenge and other famous monuments are striking and luminous; his photos of lesser-known sites, revealingly detailed and deeply textured. Lai Ngan Corio's clear, information-packed text enhances overall appeal by providing, besides site information, legends and archaeological data. Books on megaliths are fairly common, but this one, distinguished by its intense focus on the visual impact and mythic importance of the sites, is unusual and rewarding. Patricia Monaghan
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Amateur Photographer, September 2003
'This book is probably the most visually appealing of any I've seen on the same subject'
The best photographic survey of megalithic sites to be published, accompanied by a highly authoritative text describing, first, the legends surrounding each site, highlighting the folklore tradition, then addressing the mathematical and astronomical significance of the major sites such as Stonehenge.