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Aruz, Joan

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Works: 234 works in 334 publications in 4 languages and 4,729 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Other, Contributor
Classifications: N5330, 711.40930747471
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Publications about Joan Aruz
Publications by Joan Aruz
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Art of the first cities : the third millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus ( Book )
15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Our civilization is rooted in the forms and innovations of societies that flourished more than six thousand years ago in distant lands of western Asia, extending from Egypt to India. The earliest of these societies was in the region known to the ancients as Mesopotamia, which occupies what is today Iraq, northeastern Syria, and southeastern Turkey. In Mesopotamia arose the first cities, and here urban institutions were invented and evolved. Writing was invented, monumental architecture in the form of temples and palaces were created, and the visual arts flowered in the service of religion and royalty. These extraordinary innovations profoundly affected surrounding areas in Anatolia, Syria-Levant, Iran, and the Gulf. Mesopotamia was influenced in turn by these outlying regions, for as networks of trade emerged they encouraged cultural exchange. This publication explores the artistic achievements of the era of the first cities in both the Mesopotamian heartland and across the expanse of western Asia. More than fifty experts in the field have contributed entries on individual works of art and essays covering a wide range of subjects. Among the objects presented are many that display the pure style of Mesopotamia, others from outlying regions that adapt from Mesopotamian models a corpus of forms and images, and still others that embody vital regional styles. Included are reliefs celebrating the accomplishments of kings and the pastimes of the elite; votive statues representing royal and other privileged persons; animal sculptures; and spectacular jewelry, musical instruments, and games found in tombs where kings, queens, and their servants were buried. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C. by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
This important volume describes the extraordinary art created in the second millennium B.C. for royal palaces, temples, and tombs from Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia to Cyprus, Egypt, and the Aegean. Objects of the highest artistry reflect the development of a sophisticated trade network throughout the eastern Mediterranean region and the resulting fusion of Near Eastern, Aegean, and Egyptian cultural styles.The impact of these far-flung connections is documented in the precious materials sent to royal and temple treasuries and, most dramatically, in objects discovered on merchant shipwrecks off the shores of southern Anatolia. The history of the period and the artistic creativity fostered by interaction among the powers of the ancient Near East, both great and small, are discussed by an international group of scholars in essays and entries on the more than 350 objects included in the exhibition, continuing the fascinating story begun in the landmark catalogue Art of the First Cities (2003)
The year one : art of the ancient world east and west by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
"After an introduction on the interconnections of the ancient world, four sections cover the world geographically: the Mediterranean and Roman Empire, West and Central Asia, Asia, and the Americas. Each section begins with a map and follows with color plates of 150 works, each accompanied by explanatory text. Celts excelled in intricate metalwork; Egyptians melded Greco-Roman and Egyptian styles; peoples east of the Mediterranean produced a wide range of sculpture, ceramics, and precious metal objects; and in what is now Afghanistan, Pakistan, and northern India, Buddhist art was incorporated with Greco-Roman influences. In East Asia, China's empire under the Han Dynasty created artifacts in every medium, and seminomads in northern China fabricated metalwork often to adorn horses. In cultures of the Pacific in South and Mesoamerica, objects were made from stone, ceramic, and gold."--Krisostomus
The royal city of Susa : ancient Near Eastern treasures in the Louvre by Musée du Louvre( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
The ancient city of Susa (biblical Shushan) lay at the edge of the Iranian plateau, not far from the great cities of Mesopotamia. A strategically located and vital center, Susa absorbed diverse influences and underwent great political fluctuations during the several thousand years of its history. When French archaeologists began to excavate its site in the nineteenth century, the astonishing abundance of finds greatly expanded our understanding of the ancient Near East. The artifacts were taken to Paris through diplomatic agreement and became a centerpiece of the Louvre's great collection of Near Eastern antiquities. These works are rarely loaned, but a remarkable selection that includes many undisputed masterpieces, brought to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for exhibition, is presented in this comprehensive publication. Susa was settled about 4000 B.C. and has yielded striking pottery finds from that prehistoric period. A rich production followed of objects for daily use, ritual, and luxury living, finely carved in various materials or fashioned of clay. Monumental sculpture was made in stone or bronze, and dramatic friezes were composed of brilliantly glazed bricks. Among the discoveries are tiny, intricately carved cylinder seals and splendid jewelry. Clay balls marked with symbols offer fascinating testimony to the very beginnings of writing; clay tablets from later periods bearing inscriptions in cuneiform record political history, literature, business transactions, and mathematical calculations. A very important group of finds from Susa is made up of objects brought back as booty from conquests in Mesopotamia. These works, many of them the royal monuments of Akkadian and Babylonian monarchs - for instance, the great stele of Naram-Sin - are among the best known of all objects from the ancient Near East. Altogether, the exhibition presents more than two hundred objects found at Susa, produced over a period of about 3500 years. They come from all periods of the site's settlement, from it earliest history to its adornment as a major city of the opulent Achaemenid Persian empire. Eighteen French and American scholars have contributed essays to this volume on subjects that include the history of art in ancient Iran from prehistoric settlement through the Achaemenid period; the history of the excavations at Susa; the development of writing; seals and sealings; royal and religious structures at Susa; objects brought from Mesopotamia; brick decoration; popular art; and cuneiform texts. Recent results of ongoing research into the archaeology of Susa are discussed. Analyses of specific techniques are included as well as reports on the conservation of objects. Each work in the exhibition is illustrated and fully described, with references to relevant publications
Assyria to Iberia : at the dawn of the Classical Age ( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
"This comprehensive book explores the spectacular art of the first millennium B.C. from the Near East to Western Europe. This was the world of Odysseus, in which trade proliferated with Phoenician merchants; of King Midas, whose tomb was adorned with treasures; and of the Bible, whose stories are illuminated by recent artistic and archaeological discoveries. It was also a time of rich cultural exchange across the Mediterranean and Near East as diverse populations interacted through trade, travel and migration. This book showcases masterpieces that reflect the cultural encounters of this era. Stunning details convey the significance of more than 300 objects drawn from collections around the globe. These objects include carved reliefs from the majestic palaces of ancient Assyria, Phoenician fine bronze metalwork and carved ivories, Egyptian statues, and luxurious jewelry. Texts by over 80 international scholars provide a compelling picture of this fascinating period, one that is essential to understanding the origins of Western culture and art"--
Cultures in contact : from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean in the second millennium B.C. ( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
In conjunction with the 2008-9 exhibition Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a series of lectures brought together major international scholars in a variety of fields concerned with the worlds of the Near East and the eastern Mediterranean in the middle and late Bronze Ages. Interconnections among these rich and complex civilizations extending from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean were developed in detail, ranging from reports of new archaeological discoveries and insightful art historical interpretations of material culture, to innovative investigations of literary, historical, and political aspects of interactions among these great powers. This symposium volume, containing twenty-six essays, is an ideal companion to the exhibition catalogue, providing compelling overviews of the ancient Near Eastern and eastern Mediterranean cultures during this period that are both broad and deep in their range
Afghanistan : forging civilizations along the Silk Road ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Afghanistan, standing at the crossroads of major trade routes, has a long and complex history. Its rich cultural heritage bears the imprint of many traditions, from Greece and Iran to the nomadic world of the Eurasian steppes and China. The essays in this volume concentrate on periods of great artistic development: the Bactrian Bronze Age and the eras following the conquests of Alexander the Great, with a special focus on the sites of Ai Khanum, Begram, and Tillya Tepe. These contributions -- in response to the reappearance of the magnificent hidden treasures from Afghanistan and their exhibition -- have shed new light on the significance of these works and have reinvigorated the discussion of the arts and culture of Central Asia. -- Publisher description
The golden deer of Eurasia ; perspectives on the steppe nomads of the ancient world ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Marks of distinction : seals and cultural exchange between the Aegean and the Orient (ca. 2600-1360 B.C.) by Joan Aruz( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Ancient art in miniature : Near Eastern seals from the collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky by Holly Pittman( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
La cité royale de Suse : trésors du Proche-Orient ancien au Louvre by Musée du Louvre( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Oro : il mistero dei Sarmati e degli Sciti ( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Discovering the art of the ancient Near East : archaeological excavations supported by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931-2010 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel. seals and cultural exchange between the Aegean and the Orient by Joan Aruz( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Aykut Ci̧naroğlu'na armagan = Studies in honour of Aykut Ci̧naroğlu by Elif Genç( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Turkish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Assyria to iberia : a metropolitan museum of art symposia by Joan Aruz( Book )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Near Eastern cylinder seals in New York by Joan Aruz( Article )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Magnificent Minoans by Joan Aruz( visu )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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English (105)
Italian (8)
French (3)
Turkish (1)
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