Art

Transfixed by Prehistory

Author: Maria Stavrinaki

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Category: Art

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An examination of how modern art was impacted by the concept of prehistory and the prehistoric Prehistory is an invention of the late nineteenth century. In that moment of technological progress and acceleration of production and circulation, three major Western narratives about time took shape. One after another, these new fields of inquiry delved into the obscure immensity of the past: first, to reckon the age of the Earth; second, to find the point of emergence of human beings; and third, to ponder the age of art. Maria Stavrinaki considers the inseparability of these accounts of temporality from the disruptive forces of modernity. She asks what a history of modernity and its art would look like if considered through these three at once consecutive and interwoven inventions of the longue durée. Transfixed by Prehistory attempts to articulate such a history, which turns out to be more complex than an inevitable march of progress leading up to the “Anthropocene.” Rather, it is a history of stupor, defamiliarization, regressive acceleration and incessant invention, since the “new” was also found in the deep sediments of the Earth. Composed of as much speed as slowness, as much change as deep time, as much confidence as skepticism and doubt, modernity is a complex phenomenon that needs to be rethought. Stavrinaki focuses on this intrinsic tension through major artistic practices (Cézanne, Matisse, De Chirico, Ernst, Picasso, Dubuffet, Smithson, Morris, and contemporary artists such as Pierre Huyghe and Thomas Hirschhorn), philosophical discourses (Bataille, Blumenberg, and Jünger), and the human sciences. This groundbreaking book will attract readers interested in the intersections of art history, anthropology, psychoanalysis, mythology, geology, and archaeology.
History

Life and Work in Prehistoric Times

Author: G. Renard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 835

Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00
Social Science

Archaeological Concepts, Techniques, and Terminology for American Prehistoric Lithic Technology

Author: Wm Jack Hranicky

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 586

View: 640

Archaeological Concepts, Techniques, and Terminology for American Prehistory Lithic Technology by Wm Jack Hranicky is a 600-page comprehensive publication that encompasses the study of American prehistoric stone tools and implements. It is a look-up volume for studying the material culture of prehistoric people and using its concepts and methods for researching this aspect of archaeology. There are over 3000 entries which are defined and illustrated. It also has an extensive set of references and an overview for the study of stone tools.
History

Images of Prehistory

Author: Peter Fowler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 977

"A collection of atmospheric images of Britain's prehistoric past and a showcase for the work of one of the country's leading landscape photographers."--Dust jacket.
Social Science

The Grotte du Placard at 150: New Considerations on an Exceptional Prehistoric Site

Author: Christophe Delage

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

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Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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The prehistoric site of Le Placard, Southwest France, was first explored 150 years. 19th-century excavations almost emptied the cavity, now surprisingly ill-known. This 150-year milestone grants an opportunity to look back at this exceptional site and what it can tell us about the Late Pleistocene hunting and gathering societies who dwelt there.
Juvenile Fiction

Ripped in Time Prehistoric Animals Break into US Parks Book 2:

Author: AJ Griffith

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 52

View: 678

When Markie and the team are called to the High Schells Wilderness in Nevada, they think that the situation is going to be easy. But when they get confronted by predatory dinosaurs and get trapped in another time, things change. They now all have to survive and wait until a solution appears. This will be quite an adventure for the watchers and the 5Ds.
Social Science

Prehistory in Northeastern Arabia

Author: Abdullah Hassan Masry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 234

This manuscript in its original thesis form was published by Field Research Projects of Florida in 1974. It had a very limited circulation and was basically in the form of a mimeographed edition. The version now published here represents the work for the first time as a proper publication in book form and has been revised and edited and is appropriately produced as a regular archaeological book. Fundamentally this was and remains the seminal work on the subject and was the first in its filed. It is an integral work of scholarship of permanent value. It is a work written in its own time and no attempt has been made to retrospectively interfere or change the nature of the text or its conclusions but to publish it for what it is. The work has ushered in a series of field excavations and analyses that expand upon it and amplify the information already given in the work itself. Thus one could say that this original work has had a seminal and indeed catalytic impact on the archaeology of the Gulf over the last two decades. This edition first published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Art

Artistic Heritage in a Changing Pacific

Author: Philip J. C. Dark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 482

The title of the volume is also that of the Pacific Arts Association's Fourth International Symposium on Arts in the Pacific, held at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, in August 1989. Twenty-two diverse papers address various aspects of preserving artistic heritage and commuting that heritage to modern
Archaeology

Reading Prehistoric Human Tracks

Author: Andreas Pastoors

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Archaeology

Page: 436

View: 874

This Open Access book explains that after long periods of prehistoric research in which the importance of the archaeological as well as the natural context of rock art has been constantly underestimated, research has now begun to take this context into focus for documentation, analysis, interpretation and understanding. Human footprints are prominent among the long-time under-researched features of the context in caves with rock art. In order to compensate for this neglect an innovative research program has been established several years ago that focuses on the merging of indigenous knowledge and western archaeological science for the benefit of both sides. The book gathers first the methodological diversity in the analysis of human tracks. Here major representatives of anthropological, statistical and traditional approaches feature the multi-layered methods available for the analysis of human tracks. Second it compiles case studies from around the globe of prehistoric human tracks. For the first time, the most important sites which have been found worldwide are published in a single publication. The third focus of this book is on firsthand experiences of researchers with indigenous tracking experts from around the globe, expounding on how archaeological sciencecan benefit from the ancestral knowledge. This book will be of interest to professional archaeologists, graduate students, ecologists, cultural anthropologists and laypeople, especially those focussing on hunting-gathering and pastoralist communities and who appreciate indigenous knowledge.--