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The Resource How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation, Mary Beard

How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation, Mary Beard

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How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation
Title
How do we look
Title remainder
the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beard
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. Conceived as a gorgeously illustrated accompaniment to "How Do We Look" and "The Eye of Faith," the famed Civilisations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art"--
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http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Civilisations (Television program)
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1955-
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Beard, Mary
Dewey number
704.9/42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7625.5
LC item number
.B43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human beings in art
  • Art and society
  • Art and religion
  • Civilization in art
Label
How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation, Mary Beard
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain under the title CIVILISATIONS: How Do We Look/The Eye of Faith."
  • Companion to the British television series Civilisations
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-226) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A history of looking -- Part 1. The body in question. Prologue : heads and bodies -- A singing statue -- Greek bodies -- The look of loss : from Greece to Rome -- The emperor of China and the power of images -- Supersizing a pharaoh -- The Greek revolution -- The stain on the thigh -- The revolution's legacy -- The Olmec wrestler -- Part 2. The eye of faith. Prologue : sunrise at Angkor Wat -- Who's looking? : 'cave art' at Ajanta -- Who or what was Jesus? -- Questions of vanity -- A living statue? -- The artfulness of Islam -- Bible stories -- The scars of battle -- Hindu images, Islamic idioms -- Faith in civilisation -- Afterword: Looking at civilisation
Control code
on1048895806
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781631494406
Lccn
2018027575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1048895806
Label
How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation, Mary Beard
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain under the title CIVILISATIONS: How Do We Look/The Eye of Faith."
  • Companion to the British television series Civilisations
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A history of looking -- Part 1. The body in question. Prologue : heads and bodies -- A singing statue -- Greek bodies -- The look of loss : from Greece to Rome -- The emperor of China and the power of images -- Supersizing a pharaoh -- The Greek revolution -- The stain on the thigh -- The revolution's legacy -- The Olmec wrestler -- Part 2. The eye of faith. Prologue : sunrise at Angkor Wat -- Who's looking? : 'cave art' at Ajanta -- Who or what was Jesus? -- Questions of vanity -- A living statue? -- The artfulness of Islam -- Bible stories -- The scars of battle -- Hindu images, Islamic idioms -- Faith in civilisation -- Afterword: Looking at civilisation
Control code
on1048895806
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781631494406
Lccn
2018027575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1048895806

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