Stone built was originally published in 1979 (Stromness Books and Prints) with facsimilie published by The Orcadian in 2014.
New edition available in Orkney bookshops and online here.
This was Gunnie Moberg’s first book published just three years after she moved with her family to Orkney.
The book is made up of 18 full page black & white photographs of aerial images of archaeology across Orkney. The photographs spread across the islands and across time from 19th Century agricultural buildings to Neolithic chambered tombs. The earliest stone structure is Papa Westray’s Knap of Howar (3,500B.C) and the latest is the WW2 Churchill Barriers. The photographs were shot on 35mm Ilford HP5 and FP4 film.
In the acknowledgments Gunnie thanks Andy Alsop the pilot who flew Gunnie around the islands in the Loganair small Islander plane. To find out more about Gunnie’s aerial photography visit here.
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