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Overview

Envisioning the Past: Archaeology and the Image is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that brings together archaeologists, art historians and anthropologists to provide new perspectives on the construction of knowledge concerning the antiquity of man.

  • Covers a wide variety of time periods and topics, from the Renaissance and the 18th century to the engravings, photography, and virtual realities of today
  • Questions what we can learn from considering the use of images in the past and present that might guide our responsible use of them in the future
  • Available within the prestigious New Interventions in Art History series, published in connection with the Association of Art Historians.
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Editorial Reviews

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"I recommend this book to anyone interested in the relationshipbetween archaeology and 'the image', and particularly point to thecontributions by Glazier, Scott, Phillips and Arnold." CulturalStudies

Envisioning the Past dissects a range of visualreconstructions of antiquity to expose conventions so widelyaccepted that their distorting effect has become all but invisible.The reader undergoes a process of re-sensitization that iseye-opening in the most literal sense.” Arthur MacGregor,Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405111515
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/7/2005
  • Series: New Interventions in Art History Series , #19
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Smiles is Professor of Art History at the University ofPlymouth. He is the author of The Image of Antiquity: AncientBritain and the Romantic Imagination (1994) and Eye Witness:Artists and Visual Documentation in Britain, 1770–1830(2000).

Stephanie Moser is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at theUniversity of Southampton. She is the author of AncestralImages: The Iconography of Human Origins (1998) andExhibiting Egypt (2005).

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.

List of Illustrations.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: The Image in Question: Stephanie Moser (Universityof Southampton) and Sam Smiles (University of Plymouth).

1 Romancing the Human: The Ideology of Envisioned Human Origins:Paul Privateer (Arizona State University).

2 “We Grew Up and Moved On”: Visitors to BritishMuseums Consider Their “Cradle of Mankind”: MoniqueScott (Yale University).

3 The American Time Machine: Indians and the Visualization ofAncient Europe: Stephanie Pratt (University of Plymouth).

4 “To Make the Dry Bones Live”: AmédéeForestier’s Glastonbury Lake Village: James E. Phillips(University of Southampton).

5 Unlearning the Images of Archaeology: Dana Arnold (Universityof Southampton).

6 Illustrating Ancient Rome, or the Ichnographia asUchronia and other time warps in Piranesi’s Il CampoMarzio: Susan M. Dixon (University of Tulsa).

7 Thomas Guest and Paul Nash in Wiltshire: two episodes in theartistic approach to British antiquity: Sam Smiles (University ofPlymouth).

8 A Different Way of Seeing? Toward a Visual Analysis ofArchaeological Folklore: Darren Glazier (University ofSouthampton).

9 Photography and Archaeology: The Image as Object: Fred Bohrer(Hood College).

10 Wearing Juninho’s Shirt: Record and Negotiation inExcavation Photographs: Jonathan Bateman (University ofSheffield).

11 Video Killed Interpretative VR: Computer Visualisations onthe TV Screen: Graeme P. Earl (University of Southampton).

12 The Real, the Virtually Real and the Hyperreal: The Role ofVR in Archaeology: Mark Gillings (University of Leicester).

Index

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