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30 masterpieces of the ancient world

Author: Diana K McDonald; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2013]
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Music & fine arts.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This course will take you around the world to look at and examine in depth some of the greatest masterpieces of ancient art. We will explore spectacular artworks from diverse places and times, starting with cave paintings that were made at the dawn of human creativity in the Paleolithic age to the contents of tombs and buildings, remarkable stone sculptures, and wrought gold and textiles that were made as recently  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Filmed lectures
Educational films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Diana K McDonald; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598039393 9781598039399
OCLC Number: 840172227
Notes: Course no. 7820.
36 lectures (30 min. each).
Performer(s): Lectures delivered by Professor Diana K. McDonald.
Description: 6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: Disc 1. Lecture 1. Where do we come from? --
Lecture 2. Ancient cave art, Chauvet, France --
Lecture 3. The Uruk vase, vision of an ordered world --
Lecture 4. The standard of Ur, role of the king --
Lecture 5. "Ram caught in a thicket" --
Lecture 6. Great Ziggurat at Ur, ancient architecture --
Disc 2. Lecture 7. Victory Stela of Naram-Sin of Akkad --
Lecture 8. Neo-Assyrian palace reliefs --
Lecture 9. "Queen of the night", Babylonian goddess --
Lecture 10. Ishtar gate and processional way --
Lecture 11. The ancient city of Persepolis --
Lecture 12. Palette of Narmer, the conquering king --
Disc 3. Lecture 13. Statue of Khafre, rebirth of a king --
Lecture 14. Tutankhamen's mask --
Lecture 15. Tomb painting of Nefertari --
Lecture 16. Kritios boy, idealized athletic youth --
Lecture 17. Discobolus, motion in sculpture --
Lecture 18. Parthenon marbles, metopes and frieze --
Disc 4. Lecture 19. Greek vase painting, "Death of Sarpedon" --
Lecture 20. Aphrodite of Knidos --
Lecture 21. Laocoön, three-dimensional narrative --
Lecture 22. Column of Trajan --
Lecture 23. Bronzes of ancient China --
Lecture 24. Great Stupa at Sanchi --
Disc 5. Lecture 25. Borobudur, ancient Buddhist Stupa --
Lecture 26. Colossal Olmec heads --
Lecture 27. Sarcophagus cover of Pakal at Palenque --
Lecture 28. Carved stone lintels of Yaxchilán --
Lecture 29. Teotihuacán, temple of the feathered serpent --
Lecture 30. Colossal stone statue of coatlicue --
Disc 6. Lecture 31. Aztec calendar stone --
Lecture 32. Moche earspools, miniature masterpieces --
Lecture 33. Ancient Andean ceramics --
Lecture 34. Ancient Andean textiles --
Lecture 35. What can we learn from ancient art? --
Lecture 36. How ancient art reverberates.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Music & fine arts.
Other Titles: Thirty masterpieces of the ancient world
Responsibility: The Teaching Company.

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"This course will take you around the world to look at and examine in depth some of the greatest masterpieces of ancient art. We will explore spectacular artworks from diverse places and times, starting with cave paintings that were made at the dawn of human creativity in the Paleolithic age to the contents of tombs and buildings, remarkable stone sculptures, and wrought gold and textiles that were made as recently as 600 years ago. Each of the selected masterpieces is the creation of a time and culture that make it unique, and each is among the finest examples of art from its culture"--p.1.

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