• Lettering on gravemarkers in Britain & Ireland

Dr George Thomson is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Cumbria with a research background in lettering, calligraphy  and typography. He has studied inscriptional palaeography for many years. His papers have been published in several international journals. His books include Inscribed in remembrance. Gravemarker lettering: Form, function and recording published by Worwell (2009).

The graveyards of Britain and Ireland contain a wealth of culturally important material in the form of gravemarkers. The choice of lettering, style, interpretation and layout tells us much about the individuals who carved the letters, their skill and both the historical and cultural context within which the inscriptions were crafted. Lettering on gravemarkers is rarely seen as an important resource in the field of material culture. This book illustrates and explains gravemarker lettering with over 160 examples inscribed in stone, metal and wood from throughout Britain and Ireland. It provides the basis for further study.


64 pages paperback

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Author George Thomson
Publication Data July 2011
Subjects Monuments, gravestones, lettering

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Lettering on gravemarkers in Britain & Ireland

  • ISBN: 978 1 905569 54 0
  • Author(s): George Thomson
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €15.00