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How Do We Look – The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization

Book Specification

Binding Hardcover
Language English
Number Of Pages 240
Author Mary Beard
Publisher Liveright
Isbn-10 1631494406
Isbn-13 9781631494406
Dimension 15.49*2.29*22.86

How Do We Look – The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization

Mary Beard's How Do We Look – The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization

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. Focusing in Part I on the Olmec heads of early Mesoamerica, the colossal statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, and the nudes of classical Greece, Beard explores the power, hierarchy, and gender Politics of the art of the Ancient world, and explains how it came to define the so-called civilized world. In Part II, Beard chronicles some of the most breathtaking Religious imagery ever made—whether at Angkor Wat, Ravenna, Venice, or in the art of Jewish and Islamic calligraphers— to show how all religions, Ancient and modern, have faced irreconcilable problems in trying to picture the divine. With this classic volume, Beard redefines the Western-and male-centric legacies of Ernst Gombrich and Kenneth Clark.
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Why you should read How Do We Look – The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization by Mary Beard

This book has been written by Mary Beard, who has written books like Fires Of Vesuvius,Women & Power: A Manifesto,How Do We Look – The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization,Civilisations: How Do We Look & the Eye of Faith,Woman as a Force in History: A Study in Traditions and Realities. The books are written in Rome,Society & Culture,History, Theory & Criticism,Architecture,Books category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : History, Theory & Criticism. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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