Art and Architecture of the Ancient Orient

ISBN-10: 0300064705
ISBN-13: 9780300064704
Edition: 5th 1996
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Description: Monumental architecture and sculpture appeared first in the Near East between 3500 and 3000 B.C. With a foreword and commentary by Michael Roaf and Donald Matthews this work traces the way art and architecture developed into the 2nd millenium B.C.

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Book details

List price: $44.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/30/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Monumental architecture and sculpture appeared first in the Near East between 3500 and 3000 B.C. With a foreword and commentary by Michael Roaf and Donald Matthews this work traces the way art and architecture developed into the 2nd millenium B.C.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Map of Ancient Near East
Mesopotamia
The Emergence of Sumerian Art: The Protoliterate Period (circa 3500-3000 B.C.)
Introduction
Architecture
Applied Sculpture and Relief
Sculpture in the Round
Commemorative Relief
Cylinder Seals
The Early Dynastic Period (circa 3000-2340 B.C.)
Introduction
Architecture
Sculpture in the Round
Engraving and Relief
Glyptic Art
The Akkadian Period (2340-2180 B.C.)
The Neo-Sumerian Period (2125-2025 B.C.) and the Period of Isin, Larsa, and Babylon (2025-1594 B.C.)
Lagash
The Third Dynasty of Ur
The Isin-Larsa Period
Hammurabi of Babylon
The Art of the Kassite Dynasty (circa 1600-1100 B.C.)
The Beginnings of Assyrian Art (circa 1350-1000 B.C.)
The Late Assyrian Period (circa 1000-612 B.C.)
Architecture
Sculpture in the Round
Relief and Painting
Applied Arts
The Neo-Babylonian Period (circa 612-539 B.C.)
The Peripheral Regions
Asia Minor and the Hittites
Introduction
Anatolia up to the Middle of the Second Millennium B.C.
The Hittite Empire (circa 1400-1200 B.C.)
Architecture
Sculpture
The Levant in the Second Millennium B.C.
Introduction
Egyptian Predominance (2000-1800 B.C.) and Babylonian Penetration (1800-1700 B.C.)
The Mitannian Era (circa 1450-1360 B.C.)
The Hittite and Ramessid Era (1360-1150 B.C.)
Aramaeans and Phoenicians in Syria: North Syrian Art (850-650 B.C.)
Introduction
Architecture
Sculpture
Phoenician and Syrian Art
Ivories
Metalwork
The Art of Ancient Persia
Introduction
The Luristan Bronzes
Achaemenian Art
Introduction
Architecture
Sculpture
Notes
Bibliography
Supplementary Notes
Additional Bibliography and Abbreviations
List of Illustrations
Index

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