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White Horses and Other Hill Figures

Morris Marples

White Horses and Other Hill Figures

by Morris Marples

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Published by Humanities Press Intl Inc .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art techniques & materials,
  • Sculpture & other three-dimensional art forms,
  • Sculpture,
  • Sociology,
  • Art,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Individual Artist

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8290303M
    ISBN 100904387593
    ISBN 109780904387599

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    Great deals on John Hill & Co Vintage & Antique Lead Toys & Figures. Expand your options of fun home activities with the largest online selection at Fast & Free shipping on many items! English: hill figure is a large visual representation created by cutting into a steep hillside and revealing the underlying geology. It is known by many names, chalk hillfigure, chalk figure, chalk carving, hillfigure, white horses, chalk es; "The Cerne Abbas Giant", "Uffington White Horse", "Long Man of .

    - Explore enandi's board "Horses in Landscapes" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Horses, White horses and Chalk hill. Bergamar, K. () Discovering Hill Figures. 4th edn. Princes Risborough: Shire. Maples, M. () White Horses and Other Hill Figures. 2nd edn. Stroud: Alan Sutton. Newman, P. () Gods and Graven Images: The Chalk Hill-Figures of Britain. 2nd edn. London: Robert Hale. Produced with the aid and approval of the Kilburn White Horse Association.


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Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — $ $ Cited by: 3. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Marples, Morris, White horses and other hill figures.

Gloucester: Alan Sutton, (OCoLC) The biggest threat to white horses and other hill figures is natural vegetation covering the figures.

In the case of chalk figures, natural vegetation encroaches from the edges and can grow on soil washed onto the figure by rain. Water erosion can also be a problem on steep or gentle slopes, because rain can wash the chalk off the horse, or.

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IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Canadian Libraries. Uploaded by associate-angela-dugas on SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: The Uffington White Horse is a prehistoric hill figure, m ( ft) long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white figure is situated on the upper slopes of White Horse Hill in the English civil parish of Uffington (in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire and historic county of Berkshire), some 10 mi (16 km) east of Swindon, 8 km (5 mi) south of the town of Faringdon Listing: County Top.

Welcome to the hill figure homepage the only site with all the hillfigures of the UK. These pages are devoted to hillfigures which are known by many names, chalk hillfigures, chalk figures, hillfigures, hill figure, hill figures or sometimes white horses or chalk horses as the majority are horses, they are more generically known as geoglyphs.

The Kilburn White Horse, grid reference, is a hill figure cut into White Horses and Other Hill Figures book hillside in the North York Moors National Park near Kilburn in North Yorkshire, figure is feet (97 m) long by ft (67 m) high and covers about acres (6, m 2) and said to be the largest and most northerly hill figure in England.

Located on the southern flank of Sutton Bank, near Roulston Scar at. Buy White Horses and Other Hill Figures Revised edition by Marples, Morris (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Morris Marples. The Westbury or Bratton White Horse is a hill figure on the escarpment of Salisbury Plain, approximately mi ( km) east of Westbury in Wiltshire, d on the edge of Bratton Downs and lying just below an Iron Age hill fort, it is the oldest of several white horses carved in was restored inan action which may have obliterated another horse that had occupied.

Published inMorris Marples’ book White Horses and other Hill Figures stands as a fitting testament to the wider work of Morris’ father, George Marples () who travelled Britain searching out, surveying and investigating almost fifty hill-figures.

What prompted George -- principal in a number of art schooAuthor: Garry Gibbons. There are 56 hill figures scattered around England including giants, horses, and crosses and a few of them are very old.

The reasons for the creation of these figures are varied and rather obscure, but both hill figures and white horses are among the most attention-grabbing features of the chalk landscape in southern England.

White Horses and Other Hill Figures by Morris Marples. BRILL, Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.

The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Home page An introduction to the white horses Wiltshire is the county for white horses.

There are or were at least twenty-four of these hill figures in Britain, with no less than thirteen being in Wiltshire, and another white horse, the oldest of them all, being just over the border in Oxfordshire. Construction of white horses Design White horses and other hill figures are usually intended to be seen from below.

The steeper the slope on which the figure is cut the better, but whatever the degree of slope there will be a foreshortening effect, and the design needs to compensate for this if the figure is going to be seen in its intended proportions.

Buy Hill Figures: White Horses and Other Figures of the Hills, Their History, Location and Care. 4th Revised edition by Bergamar, Kate (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3).

No word in the English language was coined to describe the practice of cutting white horse figures until Morris Marples, in his book, White Horses and Other Hill Figures, used the phrase 'Leucippotomony'.

Though white horses are cut through turf to reveal the chalk beneath, they usually require extra chalk or quartz to be brought in to. 6 Sep - Explore lukehoney's board "English Hill Figures", which is followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Chalk hill, White horses and Horses.7 pins.

The Westbury White Horse spurred the creation of other similar figures, such as the Cherhill White Horse. This sedimentary steed was carved into a. Also considered to be a godess fertility and nourishment this image of Epona, the Uffington White Horse, has sired nearly every other 18th century chalk horse in the district.

Epona is also associated with serpents and the White Horse is associated with Dragon's Hill below, like Silbury Hill nearby, it may be a pregnant belly or nourishing tit!.

Jan 3, - Explore cactus's board "CHALK HORSES", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Horses, White horse, White horses pins. The Uffington horse is by far the oldest of the white horse figures in Britain.

The Westbury White Horse, sometimes known as the Bratton White Horse, is on the escarpment of Salisbury Plain, just over a mile east of Westbury. It is situated just below an Iron Age hill fort and is the oldest of several white horses carved in Wiltshire.

This is quite different to the hill figures of further south, being a small figure of a white horse, two metres tall and three metres long, painted on a low cliff on the hill. Interestingly, it is one of only four ‘horses’ in the UK that face to the right.