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The Resource How do we look? : the eye of faith, Mary Beard

How do we look? : the eye of faith, Mary Beard

Label
How do we look? : the eye of faith
Title
How do we look?
Title remainder
the eye of faith
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beard
Title variation
Eye of faith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spring 2018 sees an ambitious BBC re-make of Kenneth Clark's 1969 BBC series Civilisation, presented by Britain's foremost historians, embracing global civilisations and exploring different themes in the universal histories of art and culture. Focusing on the arrival of the human figure as a subject of art, Mary Beard examines the history of beauty in civilisation. In Part One she examines how the human figure was portrayed in some of the earliest art in the world. In Part Two Mary Beard turns to the relationship between art and religion. Beginning with the Jericho painted skulls from 10,000 years ago, and the extraordinary figures of Ain Ghazal, she examines in depth the creativity that gave identity to ancient Egypt, where colossi of powerful rulers were also matched by the depictions of citizens and the wider population. From there, we explore the unprecedented art of the Greek revolution, where beauty and the perfection of the human figure set a benchmark for all Western art to come, and profoundly influenced the flowering of human sculpture in Rome. Finally, it moves to China to examine the vast army of Terracotta Warriors commissioned by the first emperor, and ends with the unexpected figure of Monk Wuxia, a mummified Buddhist monk created from the body of the monk himself."--
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Summary
From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity
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Writing style
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10692255
Cataloging source
NZAUC
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1955-
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Beard, Mary, 1955-
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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British Broadcasting Corporation
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True
Series statement
Civilisations
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  • Art
  • Human figure in art
  • Art and religion
  • Art, Primitive
  • Civilisation
  • Human figure in art
  • Faith
  • Civilisation
  • World history
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the body, the divine, and the question of civilization
Label
How do we look? : the eye of faith, Mary Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • At head of title: Civilisations
  • TV tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062322622
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781781259993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1030947280
Label
How do we look? : the eye of faith, Mary Beard
Publication
Note
  • At head of title: Civilisations
  • TV tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062322622
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781781259993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1030947280

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