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            History Of Art: Pre-History

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            Before the Dawn
              

            Before the Dawn (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Obi, Bennett

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            ISBN 9781499087918
            Publisher XLIBRIS
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            Transfixed by Prehistory - An Inquiry into Modern Art and Time
              

            Transfixed by Prehistory - An Inquiry into Modern Art and Time (Hardback)

            By Stavrinaki, Maria; Todd, Jane Marie

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              1 Sep 22

            An examination of how modern art was impacted by the concept of prehistory and the prehistoric Prehistory is an invention of the later nineteenth century. It was in this moment of technological progress and the acceleration of production and circulation, that three major Western ...narratives about time took shape. One after another, these new fields of inquiry delved into the obscure immensity of the past: first, to reckon the age of the Earth; second, to find a point of emergence of human beings; and third, to ponder the age of art. Maria Stavrinaki's Transfixed by Prehistory considers the inseparability of these accounts of temporality from the disruptive forces of modernity. She asks what a history of modernity and its art would look like if it was considered through these three, at once consecutive and interwoven, inventions of the longue duree? This book attempts to articulate such a history, which turns out to be more complex than that of an inevitable march of progress leading up to the Anthropocene. Rather, it's a history of stupor, defamiliarization, regressive acceleration and incessant invention, since the new was also found in the deep sediments of the Earth. Composed as much of speed as of slowness, as much of change as of deep time, as much of confidence as of skepticism and doubt, modernity is a complex phenomenon that needs to be thought again. This book focuses on this intrinsic tension through major artistic practices (Cezanne, Matisse, De Chirico, Ernst, Picasso, Dubuffet, Smithson, Morris, and contemporary artists such as Pierre Huyghe and Thomas Hirschhorn), philosophical discourses (Bataille, Blumenberg, and Junger) and the human sciences. This groundbreaking book will attract readers interested in the intersections of art history, anthropology, psychoanalysis, mythology, geology, and archaeology.
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            ISBN 9781942130659
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2022
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            The Past in the Past: the Re-use of Ancient Monuments: World Archaeology 30:1
             

            The Past in the Past: the Re-use of Ancient Monuments: World Archaeology 30:1 (Paperback)

            Edited by Bradley, Richard; Williams, Howard

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            Just as modern societies interpret ancient monuments and incorporate them in their political and cultural life, so people in the past often re-used their own monuments and places. This text is illustrated with plates and photographs and includes articles by international speciali...sts.
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            ISBN 9780415198080
            Released NZ 2 Jul 1998
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series World Archaeology
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            Prehistoric Rock Art in Cumbria: Landscapes and Monuments
             

            Prehistoric Rock Art in Cumbria: Landscapes and Monuments (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Beckensall, Stan

            Cumbria, with the Lake District at its heart, is one of the richest counties for prehistoric rock art.

            ISBN 9780752425269
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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            The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec

            The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Sixth edition)

            By Miller, Mary Ellen

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            Mary Ellen Miller's rich visual and scholarly survey of pre-Hispanic art and architecture, including the most recent archaeological finds.

            ISBN 9780500204504
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series World of Art
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            Portrait of a Thief: The Instant Sunday Times & New York Times Bestseller
              

            Portrait of a Thief: The Instant Sunday Times & New York Times Bestseller (Hardback)

            By Li, Grace D.

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              13 Sep 22

            A cinematic, entertaining and fast-paced debut novel that is part-Ocean's Eleven, part-The Social Network and part-Crazy Rich Asians, it's an addictive mix of heist and unlikely friendships by way of the politics of colonization.

            ISBN 9781529386394
            Released NZ 13 Sep 2022
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            History of the Art of Antiquity
             

            History of the Art of Antiquity (Paperback, New title)

            By Winckelmann; Introduction by Potts, Alex; Translated by Mallgrave, Harry Francis

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            Investigates the idea of beauty over time and space. This book offers a chronological account whose conceptual and historical paradigms have been reiterated and contested into the twentieth century. It not only sketches the circumstances that shaped Winckelmann's project but also... assesses this scholar's influence on European intellectual life.
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            ISBN 9780892366682
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Getty Publications -
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            Rock Art and the Wild Mind: Visual Imagery in Mesolithic Northern Europe
             

            Rock Art and the Wild Mind: Visual Imagery in Mesolithic Northern Europe (Paperback)

            By Fuglestvedt, Ingrid

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            Rock Art and the Wild Mind presents a study of Mesolithic rock art on the Scandinavian Peninsula, which often depicts human confrontation with big game and can be explained as a product of the Mesolithic mind in action. In the final stages of the Mesolithic this 'animic' rock art... eventually gives way to a 'totemic' style and it is suggested th
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            ISBN 9780367890551
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture
             

            Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture (Paperback)

            By Kiddle, Rebecca; Stewart, Patrick; O'Brien, Kevin

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            Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture is an exciting advance in the field of architecture offering multiple indigenous perspectives on architecture and design theory and practice.

            ISBN 9781940743493
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2018
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Stepping-Stones: A Journey through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne

            Stepping-Stones: A Journey through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Desdemaines-Hugon, Christine; Foreword by Tattersall, Ian

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            The cave art of France's Dordogne region is world-famous for the mythology and beauty of its remarkable drawings and paintings. In this book, the author combines her expertise in both art and archaeology to convey an intimate understanding of the 'cave experience'.

            ISBN 9780300188028
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2012
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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