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Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus

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Publisher Comments:

This book is the catalogue for an exhibition to be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 8 to August 17, 2003.

Synopsis:

This handsomely illustrated book highlights one of the most important and creative periods in the history of art: a time marked by the appearance of the city states of the Sumerians, the citadel of Troy, the splendid royal tombs at Ur, and the monumental cities at Mohenjodaro and Harappa. The volume examines the cultural achievements of these first urban societies, placing them in a historical context. Topics covered include the emergence of the first city states, the birth of written language, and trade and cultural interconnections between the ancient Near East and outlying areas. More than five hundred works of art, including sculpture, jewelry, vessels, weapons, cylinder seals, and tables executed in a wide variety of materials such as stone, metal, clay, ivory, and semiprecious stones are included. The insightful texts are written by leading scholars in the field.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 499-523) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300098839
Editor:
Aruz, Joan
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Editor:
Aruz, Joan
Author:
Aruz, Joan
Location:
New Haven, Conn.
Subject:
Civilization, ancient
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
Cities and towns, ancient
Subject:
Art, ancient
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Series Volume:
G-9
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
177 b/w + 535 color illus.
Pages:
564
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 6.75 lb

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Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus
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Product details 564 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300098839 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This handsomely illustrated book highlights one of the most important and creative periods in the history of art: a time marked by the appearance of the city states of the Sumerians, the citadel of Troy, the splendid royal tombs at Ur, and the monumental cities at Mohenjodaro and Harappa. The volume examines the cultural achievements of these first urban societies, placing them in a historical context. Topics covered include the emergence of the first city states, the birth of written language, and trade and cultural interconnections between the ancient Near East and outlying areas. More than five hundred works of art, including sculpture, jewelry, vessels, weapons, cylinder seals, and tables executed in a wide variety of materials such as stone, metal, clay, ivory, and semiprecious stones are included. The insightful texts are written by leading scholars in the field.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 499-523) and index.
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