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Zainab Bahrani - Mesopotamia: Ancient Art and Architecture - 9780500519172 - V9780500519172
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Mesopotamia: Ancient Art and Architecture

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Description for Mesopotamia: Ancient Art and Architecture Hardcover. Presents a survey of art and architecture in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq, northeast Syria and southeast Turkey), from 8000 BCE to the arrival of Islam in 636 BCE. This book is illustrated with c 400 full-colour photographs, and maps and time charts that guide you through the chronology and geography of this part of the ancient Near East. Num Pages: 376 pages, 414 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: 1QDAM; 3D; ACG; AMX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 284 x 30. Weight in Grams: 1758.
This book is the first in ten years to present a comprehensive survey of art and architecture in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq, northeast Syria and southeast Turkey), from 8000 BCE to the arrival of Islam in 636 CE. The book is richly illustrated with c. 400 full-colour photographs, and maps and time charts that guide readers through the chronology and geography of this part of the ancient Near East. The book addresses such essential art historical themes as the origins of narrative representation, the first emergence of historical public monuments and the earliest aesthetic commentaries. It explains how images and monuments ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
376
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780500519172
SKU
V9780500519172
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About Zainab Bahrani
Zainab Bahrani is Edith Porada Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, New York. She is the author of numerous books, including The Infinite Image: Art, Time and the Aesthetic Dimension in Antiquity, winner of the Lionel Trilling Prize in 2015, and Rituals of War: The Body and Violence in Mesopotamia, winner of the American Historical Association's James ... Read more

Reviews for Mesopotamia: Ancient Art and Architecture
'A must-have book' - Timeless Travels 'The book is deeply informed by up-to-date scholarship and reflects significant new directions in approaches to Mesopotamian art over the past few decades' - Ann Gunter, Northwestern University 'Illuminates the artistic creativity of ancient Mesopotamia with new and profound conceptualizations for our generation' - Harvey Weiss, Yale University 'Gloriously illustrated ... this book will ... Read more

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