Unearthed

Author : Douglass Whitfield Bailey
ISBN : 0954592123
Genre : Art
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Issued in connection with an exhibition held at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Category: Art

The Oxford Handbook Of Prehistoric Figurines

Author : Timothy Insoll
ISBN : 9780199675616
Genre : Social Science
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Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research into a definitive resource in the field. The volume is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, with dedicated and fully illustrated chapters covering figurines from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and the Pacific laid out by geographical location and written by the foremost scholars in figurine studies; wherever prehistoric figurines are found they have been expertly described and examined in relation to their subject matter, form, function, context, chronology, meaning, and interpretation. Specific themes that are discussed by contributors include, for example, theories of figurine interpretation, meaning in processes and contexts of figurine production, use, destruction and disposal, and the cognitive and social implications of representation. Chronologically, the coverage ranges from the Middle Palaeolithic through to areas and periods where an absence of historical sources renders figurines "prehistoric" even though they might have been produced in the mid-2nd millennium AD, as in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a synthesis of invaluable insights into past thinking on the human body, gender, identity, and how the figurines might have been used, either practically, ritually, or even playfully.
Category: Social Science

Sculpture And Touch

Author : Peter Dent
ISBN : 9781351549455
Genre : Art
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Since the Renaissance, at least, the medium of sculpture has been associated explicitly with the sense of touch. Sculptors, philosophers and art historians have all linked the two, often in strikingly different ways. In spite of this long running interest in touch and tactility, it is vision and visuality which have tended to dominate art historical research in recent decades. This book introduces a new impetus to the discussion of the relationship between touch and sculpture by setting up a dialogue between art historians and individuals with fresh insights who are working in disciplines beyond art history. The collection brings together a rich and diverse set of approaches, with essays tackling subjects from prehistoric figurines to the work of contemporary artists, from pre-modern ideas about the physiology of touch to tactile interaction in the museum environment, and from the phenomenology of touch in recent philosophy to the experimental findings of scientific study. It is the first volume on this subject to take such a broad approach and, as such, seeks to set the agenda for future research and collaboration in this area.
Category: Art

Reclaiming Archaeology

Author : Alfredo González-Ruibal
ISBN : 9781135083533
Genre : Social Science
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Archaeology has been an important source of metaphors for some of the key intellectuals of the 20th century: Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Alois Riegl and Michel Foucault, amongst many others. However, this power has also turned against archaeology, because the discipline has been dealt with perfunctorily as a mere provider of metaphors that other intellectuals have exploited. Scholars from different fields continue to explore areas in which archaeologists have been working for over two centuries, with little or no reference to the discipline. It seems that excavation, stratigraphy or ruins only become important at a trans-disciplinary level when people from outside archaeology pay attention to them and somehow dematerialize them. Meanwhile, archaeologists have been usually more interested in borrowing theories from other fields, rather than in developing the theoretical potential of the same concepts that other thinkers find so useful. The time is ripe for archaeologists to address a wider audience and engage in theoretical debates from a position of equality, not of subalternity. Reclaiming Archaeology explores how archaeology can be useful to rethink modernity’s big issues, and more specifically late modernity (broadly understood as the 20th and 21st centuries). The book contains a series of original essays, not necessarily following the conventional academic rules of archaeological writing or thinking, allowing rhetoric to have its place in disclosing the archaeological. In each of the four sections that constitute this book (method, time, heritage and materiality), the contributors deal with different archaeological tropes, such as excavation, surface/depth, genealogy, ruins, fragments, repressed memories and traces. They criticize their modernist implications and rework them in creative ways, in order to show the power of archaeology not just to understand the past, but also the present. Reclaiming Archaeology includes essays from a diverse array of archaeologists who have dealt in one way or another with modernity, including scholars from non-Anglophone countries who have approached the issue in original ways during recent years, as well as contributors from other fields who engage in a creative dialogue with archaeology and the work of archaeologists.
Category: Social Science

Was Modelle K Nnen

Author : Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
ISBN : 3864420954
Genre : Architectural models
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Category: Architectural models

Zeit Der Morgenr Te

Author : Alfried Wieczorek
ISBN : STANFORD:36105130573806
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

Arch Ologie Der Westlichen Slawen

Author : Sebastian Brather
ISBN : 9783110209952
Genre : History
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The present volume provides an overview of the present state of knowledge of the archaeology of the Early and High Middle Ages. A comprehensive account is given of the most recent reinterpretations ‒ dendrochronology, interpretations from cultural history and historical modelling. The main focus is on the history of culture, settlement, society and economy of the Western Slavs between the Elbe/Saale and the Vistula. Brief summaries of the historical framework and the history of 'Slavic Archaeology' contextualise these aspects. Access to many detailed questions is provided by a thematically arranged bibliography.
Category: History

Ex Mesopotamia Et Syria Lux

Author : Manfried Dietrich
ISBN : UOM:39015056287736
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Category: Foreign Language Study

Die Schilde Der Bronzezeit In Nord West Und Zentraleuropa

Author : Marion Uckelmann
ISBN : 3515103783
Genre : History
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English Description: After a new record of the pieces in the original, the 101 previously known shields of the Bronze Age in Northern, Western and Central Europe are introduced. 85 of these are bronze plate, five are from either wood or leather material with a bronze plate hanger and ten are organic shields with a bronze trim. After a detailed study of the types of structured shields and the circumstances of their discovery, their dating and their dispersion, this volume focuses on the interpretation and of this corpus of shields as well as an analysis of their function. This was based on a close examination of the technical characteristics and new analysis of metal alloys and metallographic examinations. The volume draws comparisons between contemporaneous accounts from other parts of Europe as well as exemplary pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, the Near East and Egypt. Finally, the role of the shields and other Bronze Age weapons (armor, helmets, greaves) in Bronze Age battles is investigated. German Description: Vorgestellt werden die 101 bisher bekannten Schilde der Bronzezeit in Nord-, West- und Zentraleuropa, zumeist nach einer Neuaufnahme der Stucke im Original; 85 von ihnen sind aus Bronzeblech, funf aus Holz oder Leder gefertigt, hinzukommen ein bronzener Schildaufhanger und zehn organische Schilde mit Bronzebesatz. Nach einer detaillierten Untersuchung der in Typen gegliederten Schilde hinsichtlich Fundumstanden, Datierung und Verbreitung richtet sich das Augenmerk auf die Interpretation und Funktionsdeutung der Schildfunde: Diese erfolgte anhand einer genauen Untersuchung der technischen Merkmale und der Herstellung mit neu veranlassten Legierungsanalysen und metallographischen Untersuchungen. Der Band zieht zum Vergleich zeitgleiche Darstellungen aus weiteren Teilen Europas sowie exemplarisch Stucke aus dem ostlichen Mittelmeer, dem Vorderen Orient und Agypten hinzu. Schliesslich wird die Rolle der Schilde in der bronzezeitlichen Kampfesweise aufgezeigt, wobei auch weitere bronzene Schutzwaffen (bronzezeitliche Panzer, Helme und Beinschienen) naher untersucht werden.
Category: History