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Image and audience : rethinking prehistoric art

Author: Richard Bradley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
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In this extensively illustrated study, Richard Bradley asks why ancient objects were created and when and how they were used. He considers how the first definitions of prehistoric artworks were made, and the ways in which they might be related to practices in the visual arts today.
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Bradley, Richard, 1946-
Image and audience.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008942644
(OCoLC)286521681
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bradley
ISBN: 9780191569555 0191569550 1282053248 9781282053243
OCLC Number: 320914880
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Figures; Tables; PART I . THE PROBLEM WITH PREHISTORIC ART; 1. The Division of the Spoils; 2. Pattern and Purpose; PART II. IMAGE AND AUDIENCE IN MEGALITHIC ART; 3. Notes from Underground; 4. The Lives of Statues; 5. In Open Country; PART III. IMAGE AND AUDIENCE IN BRONZE AGE SCANDINAVIA; 6. Ships on Bronzes: Ships on Stones; 7. Crossing the Water; 8. The Origin of Fire; PART IV. PREHISTORIC ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY; 9. Losses in Translation; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Other Titles: Rethinking prehistoric art
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