Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity

Space and Spatial Analysis in Art History
Author: Kaylee R. Spencer,B01
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826355803
Category: Art
Page: 432
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Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity privileges art historical perspectives in addressing the ways the ancient Maya organized, manipulated, created, interacted with, and conceived of the world around them. The Maya provide a particularly strong example of the ways in which the built and imaged environment are intentionally oriented relative to political, religious, economic, and other spatial constructs. In examining space, the contributors of this volume demonstrate the core interrelationships inherent in a wide variety of places and spaces, both concrete and abstract. They explore the links between spatial order and cosmic order and the possibility that such connections have sociopolitical consequences. This book will prove useful not just to Mayanists but to art historians in other fields and scholars from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, geography, and landscape architecture.

Memory Traces

Analyzing Sacred Space at Five Mesoamerican Sites
Author: Cynthia Kristan-Graham,Laura M. Amrhein
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 160732377X
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
View: 2002
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In Memory Traces, art historians and archaeologists come together to examine the nature of sacred space in Mesoamerica. Through five well-known and important centers of political power and artistic invention in Mesoamerica—Tetitla at Teotihuacan, Tula Grande, the Mound of the Building Columns at El Tajín, the House of the Phalli at Chichén Itzá, and Tonina—contributors explore the process of recognizing and defining sacred space, how sacred spaces were viewed and used both physically and symbolically, and what theoretical approaches are most useful for art historians and archaeologists seeking to understand these places. Memory Traces acknowledges that the creation, use, abandonment, and reuse of sacred space have a strongly recursive relation to collective memory and meanings linked to the places in question and reconciles issues of continuity and discontinuity of memory in ancient Mesoamerican sacred spaces. It will be of interest to students and scholars of Mesoamerican studies and material culture, art historians, architectural historians, and cultural anthropologists. Contributors: Laura M. Amrhein, Nicholas P. Dunning, Rex Koontz, Cynthia Kristan-Graham, Matthew G. Looper, Travis Nygard, Keith M. Prufer, Matthew H. Robb, Patricia J. Sarro, Kaylee Spencer, Eric Weaver, Linnea Wren

Scribbling through History

Graffiti, Places and People from Antiquity to Modernity
Author: Chloé Ragazzoli,Ömür Harmansah,Chiara Salvador,Elizabeth Frood
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474288839
Category: History
Page: 264
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For most people the mention of graffiti conjures up notions of subversion, defacement, and underground culture. Yet, the term was coined by classical archaeologists excavating Pompeii in the 19th century and has been embraced by modern street culture: graffiti have been left on natural sites and public monuments for tens of thousands of years. They mark a position in time, a relation to space, and a territorial claim. They are also material displays of individual identity and social interaction. As an effective, socially accepted medium of self-definition, ancient graffiti may be compared to the modern use of social networks. This book shows that graffiti, a very ancient practice long hidden behind modern disapproval and street culture, have been integral to literacy and self-expression throughout history. Graffiti bear witness to social events and religious practices that are difficult to track in normative and official discourses. This book addresses graffiti practices, in cultures ranging from ancient China and Egypt through early modern Europe to modern Turkey, in illustrated short essays by specialists. It proposes a holistic approach to graffiti as a cultural practice that plays a key role in crucial aspects of human experience and how they can be understood.

Motherhood in Antiquity


Author: Dana Cooper,Claire Phelan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331948902X
Category: History
Page: 267
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This edited collection examines concepts and realities of motherhood in the ancient world. The collection uses essays on the Roman Empire, Mesoamerica, the Philippines, Egypt, and India to emphasize the concept of motherhood as a worldwide phenomenon and experience. While covering a wide geographical range, the editors arranged the collection thematically to explore themes including the relationship between the mother, particularly ruling mothers, and children and the mother in real life and legend. Some essays explore related issues, such as adaptation and child custody after divorce in ancient Egypt and the mother in religious culture of late antiquity and the ancient Buddhist Indian world. The contributors utilize a variety of methodologies and approaches including textual analysis and archaeological analysis in addition to traditional historical methodology.

Understanding Graffiti

Multidisciplinary Studies from Prehistory to the Present
Author: Troy R Lovata,Elizabeth Olton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315416123
Category: Social Science
Page: 278
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This collection of original articles brings together for the first time the research on graffiti from a wide range of geographical and chronological contexts and shows how they are interpreted in various fields. Examples range as widely as medieval European cliff carvings to tags on New York subway cars to messages left in library bathrooms. In total, the authors legitimize the study of graffiti as a multidisciplinary pursuit that can produce useful knowledge of individuals, cultures, and nations. The chapters-represent 20 authors from six countries; -offer perspectives of disciplines as diverse as archaeology, history, art history, museum studies, and sociology;-elicit common themes of authority and its subversion, the identity work of subcultures and countercultures, and presentation of privilege and status.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Abstraktion Und Einfuhlung


Author: Wilhelm Worringer
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270042658
Category:
Page: 158
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Ansichten der Kordilleren und Monumente der eingeborenen Völker Amerikas


Author: Alexander von Humboldt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Andes
Page: 446
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Der Mensch und seine Zeichen


Author: Adrian Frutiger
Publisher: marixverlag
ISBN: 3843802165
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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Das kleine Standardwerk für alle, die sich einführend und dennoch umfassend mit dem Phänomen der Zeichen und Symbole im allgemeinen und dem der Schriftentwicklung im speziellen auseinandersetzen möchten!In der Verbindung von dem Text des großen Schriftenentwicklers Adrian Frutiger, der die Wurzeln von Symbolen und Schrift verständlich macht, und seinen Illustrationen wird dem Leser Theorie und Praxis der Zeichengestaltung anschaulich vermittelt.

Memorials as Spaces of Engagement

Design, Use and Meaning
Author: Quentin Stevens,Karen A. Franck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317600037
Category: Architecture
Page: 262
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Memorials are more diverse in design and subject matter than ever before. No longer limited to statues of heroes placed high on pedestals, contemporary memorials engage visitors in new, often surprising ways, contributing to the liveliness of public space. In Memorials as Spaces of Engagement Quentin Stevens and Karen A. Franck explore how changes in memorial design and use have helped forge closer, richer relationships between commemorative sites and their visitors. The authors combine first hand analysis of key examples with material drawn from existing scholarship. Examples from the US, Canada, Australia and Europe include official, formally designed memorials and informal ones, those created by the public without official sanction. Memorials as Spaces of Engagement discusses important issues for the design, management and planning of memorials and public space in general. The book is organized around three topics: how the physical design of memorial objects and spaces has evolved since the 19th century; how people experience and understand memorials through the activities of commemorating, occupying and interpreting; and the issues memorials raise for management and planning. Memorials as Spaces of Engagement will be of interest to architects, landscape architects and artists; historians of art, architecture and culture; urban sociologists and geographers; planners, policymakers and memorial sponsors; and all those concerned with the design and use of public space.

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting -- American Anthropological Association


Author: American Anthropological Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
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Abstracts of the Annual Meeting


Author: American Anthropological Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781931303323
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Art

A Brief History
Author: Marilyn Stokstad
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 624
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This book, an introduction to the history of art that features excellent scholarship, takes a global approach with an emphasis on the Western tradition in art. It reflects new interests and issues, expanding the topic to include women and minorities, and showing media and techniques other than painting, sculpture, and architecture. Written in clear, standard English without art historical or aesthetic jargon,Art: A Brief Historyis visually appealing as well as intellectually stimulating.This comprehensive survey of world art is based on the most recent scholarship, and includes coverage of arts inspired by all the major religions, the contribution of women and minorities, and contains discussions of all the arts, including ceramics, glass, metal, enamel, and the fiber arts.This book serves as an introduction to the history of art and a ready reference for people working in the arts, including museum docents, and art gallery employees, owners, and managers.

Popol Vuh

das heilige Buch der Quiché-Indianer von Guatemala
Author: Leonhard Schultze Jena
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Popol vuh
Page: 327
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Comprehensive Dissertation Index


Author: N.A
Publisher: University Microfilms International
ISBN: 9780835708500
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Page: 838
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Strategisches Internationales Marketing


Author: Hans G. Meissner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642716997
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 190
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Eine Muster-Sprache

Städte, Gebäude, Konstruktion
Author: Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783854095682
Category:
Page: 1272
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Generelle morphologie der organismen ...


Author: Ernst Haeckel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Die vier Elemente der Baukunst

ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Baukunde
Author: Gottfried Semper,Hans Semper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture, Ancient
Page: 104
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