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From Ancient To Modern

Author : Chi, Jennifer Y., and Pedro Azara, eds.
ISBN : 9780691166469
Genre : Art
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As archaeologists unearth the past, they seek meaning or purpose for the objects they uncover by looking at the objects themselves and their archaeological context. Art historians, on the other hand, primarily focus on aesthetics, asking why a particular object stimulates our senses, and what that tells us about ourselves. From Ancient to Modern offers a lens for understanding ancient objects through the perspectives and processes of both archaeology and aesthetics, and, in so doing, illuminates the multiple layers of meaning that a single object can take on—sometimes simultaneously—over the course of its existence. This beautifully illustrated volume is the accompanying catalog for the exhibition at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and focuses on fifty objects from three iconic sites in the ancient Near East: Ur, Diyala, and Kish. The excavation, unique characteristics, and transformative journey of each object—from archaeological artifact to aesthetic item—are examined. Select contemporary artworks are also considered in the investigation of how ancient objects acquire meaning in the present day. Contributors include Kim Benzel, Jennifer Chi, Jean Evans, Lynn Grant, Jack Green, William Hafford, Marc Marin, Naomi Miller, Holly Pittman, Clemens Reichel, Karen Wilson, and Richard Zettler.
Category: Art

From Ancient To Modern

Author : Ishita Banerjee-Dube
ISBN : UOM:39015079335322
Genre : History
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This volume explores different aspects of religion in the context of identity formation and articulation of power. It deals with critical issues like literature, religious practitioners, internal differentiation in the various religious traditions (with emphasis on rebel traditions), caste, class customs, interpretations.
Category: History


Author : Joseph Rykwert
ISBN : UOM:39015050037749
Genre : Architecture
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More than 170 photographs, drawings, and plans, accompanied by engaging commentary by a noted architectural historian, chronicle the development of the villa as a building type from ancient Roman times to the present day and capture some of the world's premier examples that range from the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompei to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and modern incarnations by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Category: Architecture

Earth Architecture

Author : William N. Morgan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123362977
Genre : Architecture
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From ancient forts in New Zealand to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Earth Architecture ranges across the globe, covering more than 6,000 years of human history. William Morgan, a practicing architect and published author, has created an invaluable compendium of environments shaped by the manipulation of one of the most fundamental building blocks available: earth. This splendidly illustrated volume contains intricate, detailed descriptions of more than fifty sites, written in non-technical language that will appeal to a broad range of readers. Mounds, shaped hills, and terraces are only a few of the categories of structures Morgan systematically examines as he surveys everything from semi-subterranean dwellings to large-scale engineering projects. His exhaustive look encompasses a 4,200 B.C. settlement in the Negev and a contemporary performing arts pavilion in California. In addition to the unknown master builders and engineers from ancient times, works of modern architects including Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry, and Frank Lloyd Wright appear in these pages. Morgan's focus on the architectural uses of earth in shaping societies and communities suggests implications for contemporary architecture, and the sites discussed offer numerous precedents for sustainable design, energy conservation, and environmental enhancement.
Category: Architecture

The History Of Art

Author : Claudio Merlo
ISBN : 0872265315
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces art through the ages, from Stonehenge, the pyramids, and Angkor Wat to the Renaissance, Rembrandt's workshop, African art, and surrealism.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mathematical Thought From Ancient To Modern Times

Author : Morris Kline
ISBN : 0195061373
Genre : Mathematics
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Traces the development of mathematics from its beginnings in Babylonia and ancient Egypt to the work of Riemann and Godel in modern times
Category: Mathematics

A Popular History Of Taxation

Author : James Coffield
ISBN : 0582104114
Genre : Taxation
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Deals with historical and economic aspects of taxation.
Category: Taxation

Cloth Dolls From Ancient To Modern

Author : Linda Edward
ISBN : 0764302132
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Cloth dolls from their ancient ancestors to present day examples. Over 500 illustrations and explanatory text provide the most comprehensive study guide for this area in doll collecting available today.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

History And Historiography From Ancient To Modern World

Author : Ashu J
ISBN : 9789388161015
Genre : History
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History & Historiography: From Ancient to Modern World is entitled to serve as a bundle of various research articles and research papers. The book concentrate mainly on the topics which, we think, will be valuable to apprehend the various research areas deeply and more profoundly. This book also includes such topics that are mainly related to our glorious history and the development of our ideas about the past. The present volume is the first in highlighting articles and essays written by young scholars. These young scholars are more way than a historians. They have written on the topics with respective to the fields of specialization, really agreed and sent in their contributions. This collection precisely focuses precisely on Indian and European History. Although there is a vast literature available on the subject but the need to put forth the mind-set of young historians has been long felt. Nevertheless, it incorporates a wide range of fascinating information, which will to a greater extend appeal to the general reader as well.
Category: History

Dynamics Of Political Change In Kashmir

Author : D. N. Dhar
ISBN : UOM:39015051484981
Genre : Jammu and Kashmir (India)
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The Author In This Book Has With The Help Of Dependable Evidence, Very Skilfully Shown How Landed Interests Played The Pivotal Role During Ancient, Medieval Times And Modern Times In Kashmir.
Category: Jammu and Kashmir (India)

Health Civilization And The State

Author : Dorothy Porter
ISBN : 9781134637171
Genre : History
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This book examines the social, economic and political issues of public health provision in historical perspective. It outlines the development of public health in Britain, Continental Europe and the United States from the ancient world through to the modern state. It includes discussion of: * pestilence, public order and morality in pre-modern times * the Enlightenment and its effects * centralization in Victorian Britain * localization of health care in the United States * population issues and family welfare * the rise of the classic welfare state * attitudes towards public health into the twenty-first century.
Category: History

Mathematical Thought From Ancient To Modern Times

Author : Morris Kline
ISBN : 0199840423
Genre : Mathematics
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This comprehensive history traces the development of mathematical ideas and the careers of the men responsible for them. Volume 1 looks at the disciplines origins in Babylon and Egypt, the creation of geometry and trigonometry by the Greeks, and the role of mathematics in the medieval and early modern periods. Volume 2 focuses on calculus, the rise of analysis in the 19th century, and the number theories of Dedekind and Dirichlet. The concluding volume covers the revival of projective geometry, the emergence of abstract algebra, the beginnings of topology, and the influence of Godel on recent mathematical study.
Category: Mathematics

India S Caste System From Ancient To Modern

Author : Nadiia Kudriashova
ISBN : 3346036847
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Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Sociology - Individual, Groups, Society, grade: MA, Oregon State University, language: English, abstract: This paper analyses India's caste system from Ancient to modern. During the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries, many countries of the East developed along the path of modernization of social, political, and socio-economic life. In some states, this process was interrupted by social explosions, which led to a rollback to the past. Others appeared capable of finding a viable balance between traditional and modern values. In both cases, specific political systems emerged, which are characterized by the coexistence of Western democratic principles and traditional social institutions. Thus, in India, on the one hand, the involvement of the caste in political life led to some transformation of this ancient social structure and retained its position in modern society; on the other, it created such a phenomenon as "democracy of the castes". Castes/jati are formed on the basis of a related self-organization; they have a different origin, but most of them go back to archaic tribes and tribal fragments; they are characterized by endogamy, hereditary profession, originality of culture. Ideological substantiations of the caste mode of communication are directly related to the fundamental concepts of Hinduism, dharma, karma, and sansara, which describe Indian ideas about the laws of the existence of the Universe and nature. Modern Indian society is distinguished by its phenomenal mosaic composition. Numerous and diverse linguistic, ethnic, confessional, caste groups not only coexist, but they are intertwined in the fabric of a social organism. Indians' identity is usually vague; its different variants come to the fore in different contexts; they overlap and complement each other. Entire communities do not have an unambiguous scientific nomination.