Ann C. Gunter
1118301250; 2018016963; 2018017628
9781118301258/ 9781118336755/ 9781118336731
Offers a comprehensive overview of the current level of knowledge as well as the history of research on the art of the ancient Near East.
The aesthetic traditions of Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, and the Levant are discussed in this PDF download titled A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art. The time period covered ranges from the Neolithic period up until the fall of the Achaemenid Persian Empire around 330 BCE. It does so by describing the field and analyzing it from a number of critical vantage points, such as across methods and interpretative frameworks; materials; essential explanatory concepts; selected media and forms; and zones of interaction. This significant body of literature also addresses emergent as well as classic categories of material, intellectual viewpoints, and research agendas. The e-book covers topics such as geography and chronology, as well as medium and scale, context and location, all while taking into account the wide variety of regional and cultural traditions and the variable degree to which evidence has survived.
The first section of this e-book takes a look at the research techniques and methods that have been used in the field and further developed.
In Part 2, the vocabulary and ideas that are essential to comprehending the topics as well as the formal qualities of the Near Eastern material record are discussed. This section also covers the conceptual frameworks within which monuments have been examined and interpreted.
The third section examines the sub-genres that are most distinctive and characteristic of the area, paying particular attention to Mesopotamian art and architecture.
In the fourth section, we investigate the relationships between the Aegean, Egypt, and the Mediterranean through the lens of participation with creative traditions from a wider geographical area. And to conclude;
The fifth section of this book discusses topics that connect with archaeology, which is a closely related field, as well as the institutional guardianship of cultural resources in the modern Middle East.
A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art is an enlightening ebook that is a must-have not only for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of ancient Near East art and Near East history but also for those who are interested in art history and history in general. The book is told from multiple perspectives.
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