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Title From ancient to modern : archaeology and aesthetics / edited by Jennifer Y. Chi and Pedro Azara ; including contributions by Jennifer Y. Chi, Pedro Azara, Marc Marín, William B. Hafford, Richard L. Zettler, Holly Pittman, Naomi F. Miller, Kim Benzel, Jack D.M. Green, Jean M. Evans, and Clemens Reichel.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University ; Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2015]
©2015

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Description 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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Note Catalog of an exhibition held at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, New York, February 12-June 7, 2015.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238).
Contents Letter / from Julian Siggers, Williams Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology -- Letter / from Robert S. Bagnall, Leon Levy Director, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World -- Acknowledgments / Jennifer Chi, Exhibitions Director and Chief Curator, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World -- From ancient to modern : a chronology -- Map -- 1. Glam-UR-ous : the art of archaeology and aesthetics / Jennifer Y. Chi, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World; Pedro Azara, Polytechnic University of Catalonia -- 2. The golden image of archaeology before the Second World War / Pedro Azara, Polytechnic University of Catalonia; Marc Marín, Polytechnic University of Catalonia -- 3. Magnificent with jewels : Puabi, Queen of Ur / William B. Hafford, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Richard L. Zettler, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology -- 4. Puabi's diadem(s) : the deconstruction of a Mesopotamian icon / Holly Pittman, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Naomi F. Miller, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania -- 5. What does Puabi want (today)? : the status of Puabi as image / Kim Benzel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art -- 6. Ground to gallery : the discovery, interpretation, and display of early dynastic sculpture from the Iraq Expedition of the Oriental Institute / Jack D.M. Green, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago; Jean M. Evans, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago -- Appendix : Back to the beginning : the aesthetics and allure of field records / Clemens Reichel, Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto -- Exhibition checklist.
Summary "As archaeologists unearth the past, they seek meaning or purpose for the objects they uncover by looking at the objects themselves and their archaeological context. Art historians, on the other hand, primarily focus on aesthetics, asking why a particular object stimulates our senses, and what that tells us about ourselves. From Ancient to Modern offers a lens for understanding ancient objects through the perspectives and processes of both archaeology and aesthetics, and, in so doing, illuminates the multiple layers of meaning that a single object can take on--sometimes simultaneously--over the course of its existence. This illustrated volume is the accompanying catalog for the exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and focuses on fifty objects from three iconic sites in the ancient Near East: Ur, Diyala, and Kish. The excavation, unique characteristics, and transformative journey of each object--from archaeological artifact to aesthetic item--are examined. Select contemporary artworks are also considered in the investigation of how ancient objects acquire meaning in the present day."-- Publisher's website.
Subject Art, Sumerian -- Iraq -- Ur (Extinct city) -- Exhibitions.
Iraq -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Iraq -- Ur (Extinct city) -- Exhibitions.
Aesthetics, Comparative -- Exhibitions.
Museum techniques -- Exhibitions.
Archaeology and art -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Chi, Jennifer, editor.
Azara, Pedro, 1955- editor.
New York University. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, host institution.
ISBN 0691166463
9780691166469 (pbk.)

 
    
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