Mosaics as History

Mosaics as History Author Glen Warren Bowersock
ISBN-10 0674022920
Release 2006
Pages 146
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Over the past century, exploration and serendipity have uncovered mosaic after mosaic in the Near East--maps, historical images, mythical figures, and religious scenes that constitute an immense treasure of new testimony from antiquity. The stories these mosaics tell unfold in this brief, richly informed book by a preeminent scholar of the classical world. G. W. Bowersock considers these mosaics a critical part of the documentation of the region's ancient culture, as expressive as texts, inscriptions on stone, and architectural remains. In their complex language, often marred by time, neglect, and deliberate defacement, he finds historical evidence, illustrations of literary and mythological tradition, religious icons, and monuments to civic pride. Eloquently evoking a shared vision of a world beyond the boundaries of individual cities, the mosaics attest to a persistent tradition of Greek taste that could embrace Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in a fundamentally Semitic land, and they suggest the extent to which these three monotheistic religions could themselves embrace Hellenism. With copious color illustrations, Bowersock's efforts return us to Syrian Antioch, Arabia, Jewish and Samaritan settlements in Palestine, the Palmyrene empire in Syria, and the Nabataean kingdom in Jordan, and show us the overlay of Hellenism introduced by Alexander the Great as well as Roman customs imported by the imperial legions and governors. Attending to one of the most evocative languages of the ages, his work reveals a complex fusion of cultures and religions that speaks to us across time.



Materiale Textkulturen

Materiale Textkulturen Author Thomas Meier
ISBN-10 9783110371291
Release 2015-02-13
Pages 757
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How does one define and explore the “material presence of the written in non-typographical cultures?” The interdisciplinary and collaborative essays in this handbook present theoretical principles, describe text-bearing materials and objects, and investigate the diverse practices related to text-bearing artifacts. The analysis is illustrated with examples drawn from a period of over 4,500 years.



Between Judaism and Christianity

Between Judaism and Christianity Author Katrin Kogman-Appel
ISBN-10 9789004171060
Release 2009
Pages 393
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The essays collected in this volume present a multi-faceted range of scholarship from late antique synagogues, Jewish funerary art, early Christian and Byzantine mosaics, to Byzantine and Jewish book art, and the representation of the Old Testament in Western manuscripts.



Gardner s Art through the Ages A Global History

Gardner s Art through the Ages  A Global History Author Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN-10 9781133711148
Release 2012-02-21
Pages 608
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, VOLUME I, 14TH EDITION: The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated book includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER'S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide (in Volume II), coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. GARDNER's has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural contexts, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers, all experts in their respective fields, contributed to the accuracy of this edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Visible Numbers

Visible Numbers Author Charles Kostelnick
ISBN-10 9781351537605
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 330
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Bringing together scholars from around the world, this collection examines many of the historical developments in making data visible through charts, graphs, thematic maps, and now interactive displays. Today, we are used to seeing data portrayed in a dizzying array of graphic forms. Virtually any quantified knowledge, from social and physical science to engineering and medicine, as well as business, government, or personal activity, has been visualized. Yet the methods of making data visible are relatively new innovations, most stemming from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century innovations that arose as a logical response to a growing desire to quantify everything-from science, economics, and industry to population, health, and crime. Innovators such as Playfair, Alexander von Humboldt, Heinrich Berghaus, John Snow, Florence Nightingale, Francis Galton, and Charles Minard began to develop graphical methods to make data and their relations more visible. In the twentieth century, data design became both increasingly specialized within new and existing disciplines-science, engineering, social science, and medicine-and at the same time became further democratized, with new forms that make statistical, business, and government data more accessible to the public. At the close of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, an explosion in interactive digital data design has exponentially increased our access to data. The contributors analyze this fascinating history through a variety of critical approaches, including visual rhetoric, visual culture, genre theory, and fully contextualized historical scholarship.



Das r mische Spielewesen in der Sp tantike

Das r  mische Spielewesen in der Sp  tantike Author Alexander Puk
ISBN-10 9783110382389
Release 2014-12-11
Pages 518
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Daily life in Late Antiquity was heavily influenced by the tradition of Roman games. This is the first comprehensive study of the world of games in Late Antiquity, with special attention to specific forms of games in the provinces. Using both documentary and archeological sources, the author suggests new regional and chronological differentiations in the development of games.



Nectar and Illusion

Nectar and Illusion Author Henry Maguire
ISBN-10 9780199974252
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 224
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Nature and Illusion is the first extended study of the portrayal of nature in Byzantine art and literature. It provides a new view of Byzantine art in relation to the medieval art of Western Europe.



Gardner s Art through the Ages A Concise Western History

Gardner   s Art through the Ages  A Concise Western History Author Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN-10 9781305581067
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 528
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GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of Gardner’s Art through the Ages. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. 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 A Concise Global History

Gardner   s Art through the Ages  A Concise Global History Author Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN-10 9781305577800
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 656
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GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



A History of Christianity

A History of Christianity Author Diarmaid MacCulloch
ISBN-10 9780141957951
Release 2009-09-24
Pages 1184
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Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organisation and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society. Diarmaid MacCulloch ranges from Palestine in the first century to India in the third, from Damascus to China in the seventh century and from San Francisco to Korea in the twentieth. He is one of the most widely travelled of Christian historians and conveys a sense of place as arrestingly as he does the power of ideas. He presents the development of Christian history differently from any of his predecessors. He shows how, after a semblance of unity in its earliest centuries, the Christian church divided during the next 1400 years into three increasingly distanced parts, of which the western Church was by no means always the most important: he observes that at the end of the first eight centuries of Christian history, Baghdad might have seemed a more likely capital for worldwide Christianity than Rome. This is the first truly global history of Christianity.



History of Art

History of Art Author Horst Woldemar Janson
ISBN-10 0131828959
Release 2003
Pages 1031
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For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.



Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World

Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World Author Katherine M. D. Dunbabin
ISBN-10 0521002303
Release 1999
Pages 357
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This book provides a comprehensive account of mosaics in the ancient world from the early pebble mosaics of Greece to the pavements of Christian churches in the East. Separate chapters in Part I cover the principal regions of the Roman Empire in turn, in order to bring out the distinctive characteristics of their mosaic workshops. Questions of technique and production, of the role of mosaics in architecture, and of their social functions and implications are treated in Part II. The book discusses both well-known works and recent finds, and balances consideration of exceptional masterpieces against standard workshop production. Two main lines of approach are followed throughout: first, the role of mosaics as a significant art form, which over an unbroken span illuminates the evolution of pictorial style better than any comparable surviving medium; and secondly, their character as works of artisan production closely linked to their architectural context.



The Natural History of Pompeii

The Natural History of Pompeii Author Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski
ISBN-10 0521800544
Release 2002-09-19
Pages 502
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Following the prototype established by Pliny the Elder in his Natural History, Jashemski and the volume's contributors reconstruct the environment of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding Campanian countryside, based on the evidence preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. The volume brings together the work of geologists, soil specialists, paleobotanists, botanists, paleontologists, biologists, chemists, dendrochronologists, ichthyologists, zoologists, ornithologists, mammalologists, herpetologists, entymologists, and archaeologists, providing a complete picture of the landscape, flora, and fauna of the ancient sites.



The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Developmental Composition of the Bible

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Developmental Composition of the Bible Author Eugene Ulrich
ISBN-10 9789004296039
Release 2015-04-13
Pages 368
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Ulrich presents in The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Developmental Composition of the Bible the parade of surprises the scrolls provide regarding the scriptures’ development through history. A sequel to The Biblical Qumran Scrolls, this volume explores the scrolls’ significance.



A Handbook of the History of Painting from the Age of Constantine the Great to the Present Time

A Handbook of the History of Painting  from the Age of Constantine the Great to the Present Time Author Franz Kugler
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044034171942
Release 1842
Pages 444
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A Handbook of the History of Painting from the Age of Constantine the Great to the Present Time has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Handbook of the History of Painting from the Age of Constantine the Great to the Present Time also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Handbook of the History of Painting from the Age of Constantine the Great to the Present Time book for free.



A hand book of the history of painting tr by a lady M Hutton ed with notes by C L Eastlake

A hand book of the history of painting  tr  by a lady  M  Hutton  ed   with notes  by C L  Eastlake Author Franz Theodor Kugler
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590573347
Release 1841
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A hand book of the history of painting tr by a lady M Hutton ed with notes by C L Eastlake has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A hand book of the history of painting tr by a lady M Hutton ed with notes by C L Eastlake also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A hand book of the history of painting tr by a lady M Hutton ed with notes by C L Eastlake book for free.



A Hand Book of the History of Painting from the age of Constantine the Great to the present time translated from the German by a Lady Mrs M Hutton in two parts Part I The Italian Schools of Painting Edited with notes by C L Eastlake i e Mrs Margaret Hutton

A Hand Book of the History of Painting  from the age of Constantine the Great to the present time  translated from the German by a Lady  Mrs  M  Hutton   in two parts  Part I  The Italian Schools of Painting  Edited  with notes  by C  L  Eastlake   i e  Mrs  Margaret Hutton  Author Franz Theodor KUGLER
ISBN-10 BL:A0018968901
Release 1842
Pages 12
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A Hand Book of the History of Painting from the age of Constantine the Great to the present time translated from the German by a Lady Mrs M Hutton in two parts Part I The Italian Schools of Painting Edited with notes by C L Eastlake i e Mrs Margaret Hutton has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Hand Book of the History of Painting from the age of Constantine the Great to the present time translated from the German by a Lady Mrs M Hutton in two parts Part I The Italian Schools of Painting Edited with notes by C L Eastlake i e Mrs Margaret Hutton also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Hand Book of the History of Painting from the age of Constantine the Great to the present time translated from the German by a Lady Mrs M Hutton in two parts Part I The Italian Schools of Painting Edited with notes by C L Eastlake i e Mrs Margaret Hutton book for free.