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The Art And Architecture Of Mesopotamia

Author : Giovanni Curatola
ISBN : 0789209217
Genre : Architecture
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The artistic traditions of Mesopotamia, or ancient Iraq, are among the oldest, and the richest, in the world. In this flat, fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the ancient Sumerians created, before 3000 BC, the world's first advanced civilization, and each of the many powers that succeeded them left its own distinctive imprint on the region's culture. The broad chronological scope of this illustrated volume - from the fourth millennium BC to the fourteenth century AD - gives us a new appreciation of both the diversity and the continuity of Mesopotamian art history. Its text, written by leading scholars of Near Eastern art and archaeology, provides an erudite yet accessible overview of each major phase in this eventful artistic saga. The masterpieces discussed in these chapters are depicted in 217 illustrations, most of them full-color photographs, and following the main text is a visual guide to Iraq's principal archaeological sites, which provides a further 247 black-and-white photographs, maps, and plans. With its authoritative, up-to-date text and this wealth of illustrations, The Art and Architecture of Mesopotamia is an invaluable publication for anyone with an interest in humanity's cultural heritage.
Category: Architecture

Sumerian Art And Architecture

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230646221
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Ancient Mesopotamian units of measurement, Architecture of Mesopotamia, Art of Mesopotamia, Copper Bull, Ram in a Thicket, Standard of Ur, Statues of Gudea, Uruk, Warka Vase, Ziggurat, Ziggurat of Ur. Excerpt: Uruk (Cuneiform: , UNUG; Sumerian: Unug; Akkadian: Uruk; Aramaic: Erech; Hebrew: Erech; Greek: ; Arabic:, ) was an ancient city of Sumer and later Babylonia, situated east of the present bed of the Euphrates river, on the ancient dry former channel of the Euphrates River, some 30 km east of modern As-Samawah, Al-Muthann, Iraq. Uruk gave its name to the Uruk period, the protohistoric Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age period in the history of Mesopotamia spanning c. 4000 to 3100 BC, succeeded by the Jemdet Nasr period of Sumer proper. Uruk played a leading role in the early urbanization of Sumer in the mid 4th millennium BC. At its height c 2900 BC, Uruk probably had 50,000-80,000 residents living in 6 km of walled area; making it the largest city in the world at the time. The semi-mythical king Gilgamesh, according to the chronology presented in the Sumerian king list, ruled Uruk in the 27th century BC. The city lost its prime importance around 2000 BC, in the context of the struggle of Babylonia with Elam, but it remained inhabited throughout the Seleucid and Parthian periods until it was finally abandoned shortly before or after the Islamic conquest. The site of Uruk was discovered in 1849 by William Kennett Loftus who led the first excavations from 1850 to 1854. The Arabic name of Babylonia, al- Ir q, is thought to be derived from the name Uruk, via Aramaic (Erech) and possibly Middle Persian (Er q) transmission. In myth and literature, Uruk was famous as the capital city of Gilgamesh, hero of the Epic of Gilgamesh. It is also believed Uruk is the biblical (Genesis 10:10) Erech, the second city...

Art Of Mesopotamia

Author : Zainab Bahrani
ISBN : 050051917X
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This book is the first in ten years to present a comprehensive survey of art and architecture in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq, northeast Syria and southeast Turkey), from 8000 bce to the arrival of Islam in 636 bce. The book is richly illustrated with c. 400 full-colour photographs, and maps and time charts that guide readers through the chronology and geography of this part of the ancient Near East. The book addresses such essential art historical themes as the origins of narrative representation, the first emergence of historical public monuments and the earliest aesthetic commentaries. It explains how images and monuments were made and how they were viewed. It also traces the ancient practices of collecting and conservation and rituals of animating statues and of architectural construction. Accessible to students and non-specialists, the book expands the scope of standard surveys to cover art and architecture from the prehistoric to the Roman era, including the legendary cities of Ur, Babylon, Nineveh, Hatra and Seleucia on the Tigris.

Die Perser Und Der Westen

Author : John Boardman
ISBN : 3805329199
Genre : Architecture, Ancient
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Alexander In Babylon

Author : Jakob Wassermann
ISBN : 9783743709812
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Jakob Wassermann: Alexander in Babylon. Historischer Roman Erstdruck: S. Fischer Verlag Berlin, 1905 Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Alexanderschlacht, Mosaik in Pompeji (Ausschnitt), um 150 v. Chr.. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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The Art And Architecture Of Ancient Egypt

Author : William Stevenson Smith
ISBN : 0300077475
Genre : Architecture
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A survey of Egyptian art and architecture is enhanced by revised text, an updated bibliography, and over four hundred illustrations.
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Author : Serhij Zhadan
ISBN : 9783518743546
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Zhadans Helden kämpfen gegen die Verfinsterung ihres Lebens in der Ukraine. Sie sind Rebellen der Existenz. Und vor dem Hintergrund des Krieges ringen sie um ihre Liebe, um ein mutiges, freies Verhältnis zueinander und um die eine Geschichte, die irgendwann alle über dieses Chaos erzählen werden. Mesopotamien ist das Meisterwerk von Serhij Zhadan, eine leidenschaftliche Liebeserklärung an seine Heimat. »Zhadan hat ein so wehmütiges, gut gelauntes und kämpferisches Buch geschrieben, wie es lange keins mehr gab. Ein lebendiges Denkmal für die ideale Stadt Charkiw, die bedrohte Stadt, das bedrohte Land. Dabei ist er nicht einen Moment kitschig oder folkloristisch, dafür sind seine Figuren viel zu besoffen, naiv, selbstverliebt und mitunter auch brutal.« Volker Weidermann, Der Spiegel
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Author : Kathleen Kuiper Manager, Arts and Culture
ISBN : 9781615301126
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents an introduction to the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, from the earliest rise of the Sumerians to the seventh century C.E. Sasanian period, discussing the history, government, literature, religion, art, and architecture of each era.
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The Art And Architecture Of The Ancient Orient

Author : Henri Frankfort
ISBN : 0300064705
Genre : Art
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Traces the development of Mesopotamian art from Sumerian times to the late Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods. This text also covers the art and architecture of Asia Minor and the Hittites, of the Levant in the second millennium BC, of the Aramaeans and Phoenicians in Syria, and of Ancient Persia.
Category: Art