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The Resource How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation, Mary Beard

How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation, Mary Beard

Label
How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation
Title
How do we look
Title remainder
the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. Conceived as a gorgeously illustrated accompaniment to "How Do We Look" and "The Eye of Faith," the famed Civilisations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art. Focusing in Part I on the Olmec heads of early Mesoamerica, the colossal statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, and the nudes of classical Greece, Beard explores the power, hierarchy, and gender politics of the art of the ancient world, and explains how it came to define the so-called civilized world. In Part II, Beard chronicles some of the most breathtaking religious imagery ever made--whether at Angkor Wat, Ravenna, Venice, or in the art of Jewish and Islamic calligraphers-- to show how all religions, ancient and modern, have faced irreconcilable problems in trying to picture the divine. With this classic volume, Beard redefines the Western-and male-centric legacies of Ernst Gombrich and Kenneth Clark"--Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Civilisations (Television program)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Beard, Mary
Dewey number
709.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N5333+
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Human figure in art
  • Art and religion
  • Art, Ancient
  • Art and society
  • Civilization in art
Target audience
adult
Label
How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation, Mary Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First published as: How do we look : the eye of faith
  • Companion to the British television series Civilisations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
240 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781631494406
Lccn
2018027575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • 1901031
  • 878422
Label
How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation, Mary Beard
Publication
Note
  • First published as: How do we look : the eye of faith
  • Companion to the British television series Civilisations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
240 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781631494406
Lccn
2018027575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • 1901031
  • 878422

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