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Landscape and Space: Comparative Perspectives from Chinese, Mesoamerican, Ancient Greek, and Roman Art
 

Landscape and Space: Comparative Perspectives from Chinese, Mesoamerican, Ancient Greek, and Roman Art (Hardback)

Edited by Elsner, Jas

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Landscape has been a key theme in world archaeology and trans-cultural art history over the last half century, particularly in the study of painting in art history and in all questions of human intervention and the placement of monuments in the natural world within archaeology. H...owever, the representation of landscape has been rather less addressed in the scholarship of the archaeologically-accessed visual cultures of the ancient world. The kinds of reliefs, objects, and paintings discussed here have a significant purchase on matters concerned with landscape and space in the visual sphere, but were discovered within archaeological contexts and by means of excavation. Through case studies focused on the invention of wilderness imagery in ancient China, the relation of monuments to landscape in ancient Greece, the place of landscape painting in Mesoamerican Maya art, and the construction of sacred landscape across Eurasia between Stonehenge and the Silk Road via Pompeii, this book emphasises the importance of thinking about models of landscape in ancient art, as well as the value of comparative approaches in underlining core aspects of the topic. Notably, it explores questions of space, both actual and conceptual, including how space is configured through form and representation.
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ISBN 9780192845955
Released NZ 17 Feb 2022
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
Series Visual Conversations in Art and Archaeology Series
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ISBN-13 9780192845955
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 17 Feb 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Elsner, Jas
Series Visual Conversations in Art and Archaeology Series
Category History Of Art: BCE To C 500 CE, Ancient & Classical World
Archaeology
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 195mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 709.01
Weight 640g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Art, Ancient, Landscapes in art, Art, Chinese, Art, Greek, Maya art
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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