Provides a broad view of the current state and history of scholarship on the art of the ancient Near East
This ebook, A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art (PDF) covers the aesthetic traditions of Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, and the Levant, from Neolithic times to the end of the Achaemenid Persian Empire around 330 BCE. It describes and examines the field from a variety of critical perspectives: across approaches and interpretive frameworks, materials, key explanatory concepts, and selected media and formats, and zones of interaction. This important work also addresses both traditional and emerging categories of material, intellectual perspectives, and research priorities. The ebook covers geography and chronology, medium and scale, context and setting while acknowledging the diversity of regional and cultural traditions and the uneven survival of evidence.
Part 1 of the ebook considers the methodologies and approaches that the field has drawn on and refined.
Part 2 addresses terms and concepts critical to understanding the subjects and formal characteristics of the Near Eastern material record, including the intellectual frameworks within which monuments have been approached and interpreted.
Part 3 surveys the field’s most distinctive and characteristic genres, with special reference to Mesopotamian art and architecture.
Part 4 considers involvement with artistic traditions across a broader reach, examining connections with Aegean, Egypt, and the Mediterranean. And finally,
Part 5 addresses intersections with the closely allied discipline of archaeology and the institutional stewardship of cultural heritage in the modern Middle East.
Told from multiple perspectives, A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art is an enlightening, must-have ebook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of ancient Near East art and Near East history as well as those interested in art history and history in general.
NOTE: This sale only includes the ebook A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art in PDF (which has been converted from a Kindle, hence the page numbers will NOT match the physical book). No access codes included.