Автор: Broug, Eric Название: Islamic Geometric Design ISBN: 0500516952 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500516959 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 5438 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this handsomely illustrated volume, artist and teacher Eric Broug analyses and explains ?these complex designs for the first time in their historical and physical context. His own original drawings accompany magnificent photographs of mosques, madrasas, palaces and tombs from the Islamic world, ranging from North Africa to Iran and Uzbekistan, and from the 8th to the 19th centuries.
The creators of these patterns were usually anonymous and there is little evidence for their working practices, but a close and detailed study of the designs can tell us much. Combining wide-ranging empirical research with his own artistic skills and sensibility, Eric Broug shows how, over the centuries, craftsmen were able to adorn beautiful buildings with wonderful geometric patterns using the simplest of tools and without recourse to mathematical calculations. Design elements created from straight lines and circles were placed in grids and then repeated and varied to generate seemingly limitless arrays of dazzling patterns.
Chapters are devoted to each of the main ‘families’ of geometric design – fourfold, fivefold and sixfold – and to the complex ‘combined’ patterns. Every design is carefully explained, and illustrated with a wealth of stunning photographs and clear, meticulously detailed drawings.
Readers can follow the design processes by which these patterns were created and even ?learn to reproduce and invent geometric patterns for themselves, using exactly the same tools as the Islamic craftsmen of old: a ruler and a pair ?of compasses
Автор: Watson, Oliver Название: Ceramics from Islamic Lands ISBN: 0500976341 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500976340 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 3396 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents a comprehensive history of ceramics from Islamic lands. This book provides a whole framework for the understanding and study of Islamic ceramics. It is of great interest to the general reader, as well as being a useful reference work for students and specialists.
Автор: Clevenot, Dominique Название: Ornament and Decoration in Islamic Architecture ISBN: 0500343322 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500343326 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 4077 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Surface decoration has always played a fundamental role in Islamic architecture. As human representation is forbidden in Islamic religious monuments, designers employed mosaics, stucco, brickwork and ceramics, and the vigorous use of brilliant colour to reach unparalleled heights of expression. It is this ornamental dimension of Islamic architecture that is explored in this magnificent volume. Rather than limiting itself to an exclusively historical or chronological perspective, Ornament and Decoration in Islamic Architecture presents four successive approaches to its subject. The first part offers an overview of Islamic architecture, discussing the great diversity it contains. Dealing exclusively with techniques, the second part considers the materials most often used as well as the expertise of the builders and Muslim decorative artists, and the third part explores themes in Islamic ornamentation. Section four discusses aesthetics, and studies the relationship between the buildings - the structures or their architectonic components - and their ornamental coverings. Each of these topics is presented through a number of outstanding examples and then through comparable monuments from all over the Islamic world. For anyone in thrall to such great wonders as the Taj Mahal and the Alhambra, and for everyone interested in the world of Islam, this lavish publication will be
Автор: Gillow, John Название: Textiles of the Islamic World ISBN: 0500290830 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500290835 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 4084 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This volume offers a sumptuously illustrated, region-by-region survey of textiles made, worn, used and displayed in every corner of the Islamic world. The text includes details of dozens of textile techniques, such as loom types, materials, forms of decoration and local specialities, while hundreds of glorious illustrations including specially taken colour images of textiles on display, photographs of weavers and dyers in action, and rare historical material constitute an astonishingly varied visual panorama that will appeal to collectors, travellers and anyone interested in Islamic culture.
Описание: A trip across time along a golden labyrinth leading to the birth of pre-Columbian civilizations. More than 250 masterpieces from the most important museums of Peru reveal the mastery and the skill of the pre-Columbian goldsmiths of the Central Andes, as well as how gold forged the belief, the rituals, the earthly and heavenly spheres, and the way of representing the political and the religious. The force of unknown symbols, represented by the finds pictured in this book, leads to the understanding of the spirituality of these ancient peoples. The mystic dimension of life and death lived through a deep relation with the gods is evoked by the outstanding images which picture their connection with the afterlife. Inca: Origin and Mysteries of the Golden Civilization highlights the tie with nature, focusing on the contrast between power and submission, sea and mountains, and earth and sky, without forgetting the importance of the Sun and the Moon in the idea and perception of the universe.
Автор: Chang Название: Formation of Chinese Civilization ISBN: 0300093829 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300093827 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 9384 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Palaeolithic sites from one million years ago, Neolithic sites with extraordinary jade and ceramic artefacts, excavated tombs and palaces of the Zhou and
Shang dynasties - all these are part of the archaeological riches of China. This is a survey of China's archaeological remains, in the process rewriting the early history of the world's most
enduring civilization. Scholars from China and America show how a
chaeological evidence proves that Chinese culture did not spread from a single central area, as has previously been assumed, but emerged out of geographically diverse, interacting
Taking us into the great archaeological finds of the past 100 years - tombs, temples, palaces, cities - they seek to shed light on many aspects of Chinese
life. Featuring hundreds of reproductions of archaeological discoveries, this should be a useful resource for anyone interested in Chinese antiquity.
Описание: Freud's major cultural books, Totem and Taboo and Moses and Monotheism, have long been viewed as failed attempts at historical reconstruction. This book, by an anthropologist and practicing psychoanalyst, offers a brilliant reinterpretation of these works, presenting them instead as versions and unwitting analyses of the great mythic narrative underlying Judeo-Christian civilization, found principally in the Five Books of Moses. Synthesizing aspects of structural anthropology, symbolic anthropology, evolutionary theory, and psychoanalysis, Robert A. Paul reveals the numerous parallels between Freud's myth of the primal horde and the Torah text. He shows how the primal-horde scenario is the basis for the Christian myth of the life and death of Jesus. And he details the way Freud's myth corresponds to the unconscious fantasy structure of the obsessional personality-a style of personality dynamics Paul sees as essential to maintaining the bureaucratic institutions that make up Western civilization's most distinctive features. Paul thus corrects and completes Freud's project, creating a valid psychoanalytic account of Western civilization that rests not on faulty speculation, as Freud's did, but on a detailed reading of the biblical text and of the legends, folklore, commentaries, and social practices surrounding it.
Автор: Michael D. Coe Название: Angkor & The Khmer Civilization PB ISBN: 0500284423 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500284421 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1763 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Classic-period kings ruled over the Khmer empire from AD 802 for more than five centuries, and this book, newly available in paperback, examines the massive architectural achievements of this period, including the huge capital city of Angkor, with the awe- inspiring Angkor Wat, the world`s largest religious structure.
Описание: Details sixteen events in history that are so traumatic that they changed the course of history by intimidating masses of soldiers, rallied armies for revenge, shocked the public into action, or left a lasting legacy of bitterness, hatred, suspicion that persists into today.
Автор: Saggs Название: Civilization Before Greece & Rome ISBN: 0300050313 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300050318 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3609 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: For many centuries it was accepted that civilization began with the Greeks and Romans. During the last two hundred years, however, archaeological discoveries in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete, Syria, Anatolia, Iran, and the Indus Valley have revealed that rich cultures existed in these regions some two thousand years before the Greco-Roman era. In this fascinating work, H.W.F Saggs presents a wide-ranging survey of the more notable achievements of these societies, showing how much the ancient peoples of the Near and Middle East have influenced the patterns of our daily lives. Saggs discusses the invention of writing, tracing it from the earliest pictograms (designed for account-keeping) to the Phoenician alphabet, the source of the Greek and all European alphabets. He investigates the curricula, teaching methods, and values of the schools from which scribes graduated. Analyzing the provisions of some of the law codes, he illustrates the operation of international law and the international trade that it made possible. Saggs highlights the creative ways that these ancient peoples used their natural resources, describing the vast works in stone created by the Egyptians, the development of technology in bronze and iron, and the introduction of useful plants into regions outside their natural habitat. In chapters on mathematics, astronomy, and medicine, he offers interesting explanations about how modern calculations of time derive from the ancient world, how the Egyptians practiced scientific surgery, and how the Babylonians used algebra. The book concludes with a discussion of ancient religion, showing its evolution from the most primitive forms toward monotheism.
Автор: Cohen Название: Health & the Rise of Civilization ISBN: 0300050232 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300050233 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3104 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this book, the author challenges the popular assumption that "primitive" societies are poor, ill, and malnourished, and that progress through civiliztion
automatically implies improved health. Cohen reviews the major prehistoric social and technological transformations that resulted in the emergence of civilization, and evaluates the
impact of these transformations on health and nutrition through the ages. Using findings from epidemiology, anthropology, and archaeology, Cohen provides evidence about the actual
effects of civilization on health, concluding that primitive populations, whether in prehistory or in the modern world, have surprisingly successful health records compared to many
prehistoric and historic civilizations and to some populations of the modern Third World.
He argues that some aspects of "progress" create as many health problems as they
prevent or cure.
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