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The Art of Mesoamerica, Fourth Edition (World of Art)
The Art of Mesoamerica, Fourth Edition (World of Art)
by Mary Ellen Miller
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Mary Ellen Miller evocatively surveys the artistic achievements of the high pre-Columbian civilizations—Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztecas well as those of their less well-known contemporaries. Their pyramids and palaces, jades and brightly... (read more)

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Minoan and Mycenaean Art (Rev 97 Edition)
Minoan and Mycenaean Art (Rev 97 Edition)
by Reynold Higgins
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The magnificent works of ancient Crete, Mycenae, and the Cycladic Islands are awe-inspiring in their richness and variety. All the significant works of art and architecture that are our legacy from those great civilizations are described and illustrated... (read more)

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Greek Sculpture : the Late Classical Period (95 Edition)
Greek Sculpture : the Late Classical Period (95 Edition)
by John Boardman
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This sequel to Sir John Boardman's widely acclaimed handbooks on Greek sculpture of the Archaic and Classical periods brings the story down through the fourth century BC to the days of Alexander the Great. The author discusses the innovations of the... (read more)

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Art of the Andes (World of Art)
Art of the Andes (World of Art)
by Rebecc Stone Miller
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-220) and index.... (read more)

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Early Christian and Byzantine Art (405 Pages) ((2ND)79 Edition)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art (405 Pages) ((2ND)79 Edition)
by John Beckwith
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This is an account by a medieval art-historian of early Christian and Byzantine Art as a sublime expression of religious thought and feeling. The story is complex in its unravelling and ranges over various media: mosaic, wall painting, marble and ivory... (read more)

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Winckelmann's Images from the Ancient World: Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian
Winckelmann's Images from the Ancient World: Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian
by Johann Joachim Winckelmann
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Compiled by the father of modern art history, this landmark 1767 publication boasts more than 200 outstanding engravings of ancient monuments. Johann Joachim Winckelmann, an eighteenth-century scholar who devoted his life to the study of ancient art, was... (read more)

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Complete Tutankhamun the King the Tomb
Complete Tutankhamun the King the Tomb
by Nicholas Reeves
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The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its treasures, has exerted a hold on the popular imagination ever since its discovery in 1922. This book is a detailed and comprehensive study of the archaeological discovery that has until now remained only a partly told... (read more)

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Greek Art
Greek Art
by Mark D Fullerton
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Fullerton presents a history of classical Greek art through a range of media and materials.... (read more)

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Herculaneum : Italy's Buried Treasure (85 Edition)
Herculaneum : Italy's Buried Treasure (85 Edition)
by Joseph Jay Deiss
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A vivid portrayal of life in Pompeii's sister city, this book includes a detailed description of the ancient Villa dei Papiri, on which the present Getty Museum in Malibu is modeled.... (read more)

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Loot: the Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World (08 Edition)
Loot: the Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World (08 Edition)
by Sharon Waxman
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“Fast-paced and compelling . . . Waxman has an array of wondrous tales to tell . . . Considerable, admirable, and totally absorbing.”—The Boston Globe For the past two centuries, the West has plundered the treasures of the ancient world... (read more)

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Roman Art and Architecture (World of Art)
Roman Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by Mortimer Wheeler
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Sir Mortimer Wheeler describes the architecture and town planning, the sculpture and painting, the silverware, glass, pottery and the other rich artistic achievements of the era.... (read more)

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Aztec Art (98 Edition)
Aztec Art (98 Edition)
by Esther Pasztory
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This is the first comprehensive book on Aztec art: eleven chapters illustrated with seventy-five superb color plates and hundreds of photographs, supplemented by maps and diagrams. Temple architecture, majestic stone sculpture carved without metal tools,... (read more)

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Art of Tantra (78 Edition)
Art of Tantra (78 Edition)
by Philip S. Rawson
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Shares tantric secrets for deepening relationships, intimacy, and passion, and discusses harmony, communication, and healing.... (read more)

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Art of Ancient Greece : Sources and Documents (90 Edition)
Art of Ancient Greece : Sources and Documents (90 Edition)
by J. J. Pollitt
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This book is a companion volume to Professor Pollitt's The Art of Rome: Sources and Documents (CUP, 1983). An authoritative and reliable sourcebook, The Art of Ancient Greece contains a comprehensive collection in translation of ancient literary evidence... (read more)

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Roman Art : Romulus To Constantine (4TH 05 - Old Edition)
Roman Art : Romulus To Constantine (4TH 05 - Old Edition)
by Nancy Ramage
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Fully revised and further enlarged, with more color illustrations and fresh topics, this is the fourth edition of an absorbing introduction to the painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts of the Roman world. Clear and comprehensive, it... (read more)

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History of Roman Art : Enhanced Edition (11 Edition)
History of Roman Art : Enhanced Edition (11 Edition)
by Fred S. Kleiner
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A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, ENHANCED EDITION is a lavishly-illustrated survey of the art of Rome and the Roman Empire from the time of Romulus to the death of Constantine, presented in its historical, political, and social context. This ENHANCED EDITION has... (read more)

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Byzantine Art (00 Edition)
Byzantine Art (00 Edition)
by Robin Cormack
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Mostly religious in function, but preserving the classicism of Greco-Roman art, Byzantine buildings and art objects communicate the purity and certainties of the public face of early Christian art. Focusing on the art of Constantinople between 330 and... (read more)

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Maya Art and Architecture (World of Art)
Maya Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by Mary Ellen Miller
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From temple to tomb, she explains how and why the Maya made their greatest works. New archaeological discoveries at Copan, Tikal, and Palenque--to name but a few--are included, and the author draws on recent decipherments in Maya writing to provide fresh... (read more)

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Clash of Gods : a Reinterpretation of Early Christian Art, Revised and Expanded (Rev 99 Edition)
Clash of Gods : a Reinterpretation of Early Christian Art, Revised and Expanded (Rev 99 Edition)
by Thomas F. Mathews
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"This book presents an up-to-date and original survey of Early Christian art and its origins, and attacks the current idea of continuity between the Roman emperor cult and the art of the early church. Conservative readers may well be shocked by this... (read more)

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Arts of the North American Indian : Native Traditions in Evolution (86 Edition)
Arts of the North American Indian : Native Traditions in Evolution (86 Edition)
by Edwin Wade
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Includes essays and full color photos of the dress, lives, and traditions of the Native American Indians.... (read more)

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