Art of Mesopotamia

Author: Zainab Bahrani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292754

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 1462

This expert guide to the art of Mesopotamia, spanning more than 8000 years, is especially important as this ancient cultural legacy is threatened by contemporary conflict

The Art and Architecture of Mesopotamia

Author: Giovanni Curatola

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780789209214

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

View: 8255

The artistic traditions of Mesopotamia, or ancient Iraq, are among the oldest, and the richest, in the world. In this flat, fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the ancient Sumerians created, before 3000 BC, the world's first advanced civilization, and each of the many powers that succeeded them left its own distinctive imprint on the region's culture. The broad chronological scope of this illustrated volume - from the fourth millennium BC to the fourteenth century AD - gives us a new appreciation of both the diversity and the continuity of Mesopotamian art history. Its text, written by leading scholars of Near Eastern art and archaeology, provides an erudite yet accessible overview of each major phase in this eventful artistic saga. The masterpieces discussed in these chapters are depicted in 217 illustrations, most of them full-color photographs, and following the main text is a visual guide to Iraq's principal archaeological sites, which provides a further 247 black-and-white photographs, maps, and plans. With its authoritative, up-to-date text and this wealth of illustrations, The Art and Architecture of Mesopotamia is an invaluable publication for anyone with an interest in humanity's cultural heritage.

Alexander in Babylon

Historischer Roman

Author: Jakob Wassermann

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743709813

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2671

Jakob Wassermann: Alexander in Babylon. Historischer Roman Erstdruck: S. Fischer Verlag Berlin, 1905 Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Alexanderschlacht, Mosaik in Pompeji (Ausschnitt), um 150 v. Chr.. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Art of the First Cities

The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus

Author: Joan Aruz,Ronald Wallenfels,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588390438

Category: Art

Page: 540

View: 7290

This volume, which accompanies a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, explores the artistic achievements of the era of the first cities in both the Mesopotamian heartland and across the expanse of western Asia.

A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

View: 6528

Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

On Art in the Ancient Near East

From the Third Millennium B.c.e.

Author: Irene Winter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004174990

Category: History

Page: 541

View: 7848

This second volume of Collected Essays, complement to volume one, focuses upon the art and culture of the third millennium B.C.E. in ancient Mesopotamia. Stress is upon the ability of free-standing sculpture and public monuments to both reflect cultural attitudes and to affect a viewing audience. Using Sumerian and Akkadian texts as well as works, the power of visual experience is pursued toward an understanding not only of the monuments but also of their times and our own.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Author: Stephen Bertman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195183641

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 318

Modern-day archaeological discoveries in the Near East continue to illuminate man's understanding of the ancient world. This illustrated handbook describes the culture, history, and people of Mesopotamia, as well as their struggle for survival and happiness.

Sumerian Art and Architecture

Ancient Mesopotamian Units of Measurement, Architecture of Mesopotamia, Art of Mesopotamia, Copper Bull, Ram in a Thick

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230646220

Category:

Page: 24

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Ancient Mesopotamian units of measurement, Architecture of Mesopotamia, Art of Mesopotamia, Copper Bull, Ram in a Thicket, Standard of Ur, Statues of Gudea, Uruk, Warka Vase, Ziggurat, Ziggurat of Ur. Excerpt: Uruk (Cuneiform: , UNUG; Sumerian: Unug; Akkadian: Uruk; Aramaic: Erech; Hebrew: Erech; Greek: ; Arabic:, ) was an ancient city of Sumer and later Babylonia, situated east of the present bed of the Euphrates river, on the ancient dry former channel of the Euphrates River, some 30 km east of modern As-Samawah, Al-Muthann, Iraq. Uruk gave its name to the Uruk period, the protohistoric Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age period in the history of Mesopotamia spanning c. 4000 to 3100 BC, succeeded by the Jemdet Nasr period of Sumer proper. Uruk played a leading role in the early urbanization of Sumer in the mid 4th millennium BC. At its height c 2900 BC, Uruk probably had 50,000-80,000 residents living in 6 km of walled area; making it the largest city in the world at the time. The semi-mythical king Gilgamesh, according to the chronology presented in the Sumerian king list, ruled Uruk in the 27th century BC. The city lost its prime importance around 2000 BC, in the context of the struggle of Babylonia with Elam, but it remained inhabited throughout the Seleucid and Parthian periods until it was finally abandoned shortly before or after the Islamic conquest. The site of Uruk was discovered in 1849 by William Kennett Loftus who led the first excavations from 1850 to 1854. The Arabic name of Babylonia, al- Ir q, is thought to be derived from the name Uruk, via Aramaic (Erech) and possibly Middle Persian (Er q) transmission. In myth and literature, Uruk was famous as the capital city of Gilgamesh, hero of the Epic of Gilgamesh. It is also believed Uruk is the biblical (Genesis 10:10) Erech, the second city...

Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Author: Brian A. Brown,Marian H. Feldman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 1614510350

Category: Art

Page: 842

View: 4405

Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art concentrates on the visual, material, and built aspects of the Ancient Near East from the fourth millennium BCE to the Hellenistic period. Presenting innovative theoretical approaches to Ancient Near Eastern art history, this volume will be of value to scholars of the Ancient Near East, as well as to those interested in contemporary art historical and anthropological approaches to visual culture.

Mesopotamian Civilization

The Material Foundations

Author: Daniel T. Potts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485930016

Category: Ethnology

Page: 366

View: 8956

Likely to become a standard work for students of the ancient Near East, and for those interested in the high cultures of the region, this account is also a highly accessible repository of information valuable to archaeologists, anthropologists, etc

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305544846

Category: Art

Page: 1264

View: 8729

Author and award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable and authoritative scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts. The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, the 15th edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY includes nearly 200 new images, new pedagogical box features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, revised and improved maps and architectural reconstructions, and more. More than 40 reviewers -- both generalists and specialists -- contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. GARDNER's has built its stellar reputation on up-to-date and extensive scholarship, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online resources and help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gardner's Art through the Ages:The Western Perspective

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305890388

Category: Art

Page: 496

View: 7470

Author and award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable and authoritative scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts. GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I includes nearly 100 new images, new pedagogical box features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, revised and improved maps and architectural reconstructions, and more. Over 40 reviewers - both generalists and specialists -- contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. A unique scale feature will help students better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, timeline, extended captions, and the chapter summary section titled The Big Picture will help students review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Book A: Antiquity

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305544897

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 2275

The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years just got easier to carry. GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: BACKPACK EDITION, BOOK A: ANTIQUITY, 15e is part of a six-book set that provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions. GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on up-to-date and extensive scholarship, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, and the consistent voice of a single storyteller. Author and award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable and authoritative scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts--all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. The Fifteenth Edition includes new images, new boxed features, updated maps, Google Earth coordinates for every artwork and site in the text, architectural reconstructions beautifully rendered by John Burge, and more. In addition, more than 40 reviewers contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. For half-year and Western-only courses, books within the six-book set can be purchased individually. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.