The Art and Architecture of the Ancient Orient / Edition 5

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300064704
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Series: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 676,316
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 11
Map of Ancient Near East 14
Pt. 1 Mesopotamia
1 The Emergence of Sumerian Art: The Protoliterate Period (circa 3500-3000 B.C.) 17
Architecture 18
Applied Sculpture and Relief 24
Sculpture in the Round 31
Commemorative Relief 33
Cylinder Seals 35
2 The Early Dynastic Period (circa 3000-2340 B.C.) 39
Architecture 42
Sculpture in the Round 45
Engraving and Relief 66
Glyptic Art 77
3 The Akkadian Period (2340-2180 B.C.) 83
4 The Neo-Sumerian Period (2125-2025 B.C.) and the Period of Isin, Larsa, and Babylon (2025-1594 B.C.) 93
Lagash 93
The Third Dynasty of Ur 101
The Isin-Larsa Period 107
Hammurabi of Babylon 119
5 The Art of the Kassite Dynasty (circa 1600-1100 B.C.) 127
6 The Beginnings of Assyrian Art (circa 1350-1000 B.C.) 131
7 The Late Assyrian Period (circa 1000-612 B.C.) 143
Architecture 143
Sculpture in the Round 152
Relief and Painting 156
Applied Arts 194
8 The Neo-Babylonian Period (circa 612-539 B.C.) 201
Pt. 2 The Peripheral Regions
9 Asia Minor and the Hittites 207
Anatolia up to the Middle of the Second Millennium B.C. 207
The Hittite Empire (circa 1400-1200 B.C.) 215
Architecture 215
Sculpture 221
10 The Levant in the Second Millennium B.C. 239
Egyptian Predominance (2000-1800 B.C.) and Babylonian Penetration (1800-1700 B.C.) 243
The Mitannian Era (circa 1450-1360 B.C.) 248
The Hittite and Ramessid Era (1360-1150 B.C.) 262
11 Aramaeans and Phoenicians in Syria: North Syrian Art (850-650 B.C.) 279
Architecture 282
Sculpture 290
Phoenician and Syrian Art 310
Ivories 313
Metalwork 322
12 The Art of Ancient Persia 333
The Luristan Bronzes 340
Achaemenian Art 348
Notes 381
Bibliography 413
Supplementary Notes 415
Additional Bibliography and Abbreviations 441
List of Illustrations 463
Index 473
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