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The art and architecture of the ancient Orient

Author: Henri Frankfort
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1970.
Series: Pelican history of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Traces the development of Mesopotamian art from Sumerian times to the late Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods. Frankfort also covers the art and architecture of Asia Minor and the Hittites, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henri Frankfort
ISBN: 0300053312 9780300053319
OCLC Number: 32841724
Description: 456 pages : illustrations, map, plans ; 21 cm.
Contents: Map of Ancient Near East --
Part 1 Mesopotamia --
1. The Emergence of Sumerian Art: The Protoliterate Period (circa 3500-3000 B.C.) --
Architecture --
Applied Sculpture and Relief --
Sculpture in the Round --
Commemorative Relief --
Cylinder Seals --
2. The Early Dynastic Period (circa 3000-2340 B.C.) --
Architecture --
Sculpture in the Round --
Engraving and Relief --
Glyptic Art --
3. The Akkadian Period (2340-2180 B.C.) --
4. The Neo-Sumerian Period (2125-2025 B.C.) and the Period of Isin, Larsa, and Babylon (2025-1594 B.C.) --
Lagash --
The Third Dynasty of Ur1 --
The Isin-Larsa Period --
Hammurabi of Babylon --
5. The Art of the Kassite Dynasty (circa 1600-1100 B.C.) --
6. The Beginnings of Assyrian Art (circa 1350-1000 B.C.) --
7. The Late Assyrian Period (circa 1000-612 B.C.) --
Architecture --
Sculpture in the Round --
Relief and Painting --
Applied Arts --
8. The Neo-Babylonian Period (circa 612-539 B.C.) --
Part 2 The Peripheral Regions --
9. Asia Minor and the Hittites --
Anatolia up to the Middle of the Second Millennium B.C. --
The Hittite Empire (circa 1400-1200 B.C.) 215 --
Architecture 215 --
Sculpture 221 --
10. The Levant in the Second Millennium B.C. 239 --
Egyptian Predominance (2000-1800 B.C.) and Babylonian Penetration (1800-1700 B.C.) 243 --
The Mitannian Era (circa 1450-1360 B.C.) --
The Hittite and Ramessid Era (1360-1150 B.C.) --
11. Aramaeans and Phoenicians in Syria: North Syrian Art (850-650 B.C.) --
Architecture --
Sculpture --
Phoenician and Syrian Art --
Ivories --
Metalwork --
12. The Art of Ancient Persia --
The Luristan Bronzes --
Achaemenian Art --
Architecture --
Sculpture
Series Title: Pelican history of art.
Responsibility: Henri Frankfort.

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