How ancient Europeans saw the world : vision, patterns, and the shaping of the mind in prehistoric times (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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How ancient Europeans saw the world : vision, patterns, and the shaping of the mind in prehistoric times

Author: Peter S Wells
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The people who inhabited Europe during the two millennia before the Roman conquests had established urban centers, large-scale production of goods such as pottery and iron tools, a money economy, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Wells
ISBN: 9780691143385 0691143382
OCLC Number: 898581763
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards: Archeology & Anthropology 2012
Description: xviii, 285 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations vii Preface xi Acknowledgments xvii Part I: Theory and Method Chapter 1: Of Monsters and Flowers 1 Chapter 2: Seeing and Shaping Objects 18 Chapter 3: The Visual Worlds of Early Europe 34 Chapter 4: Frame, Focus, Visualization 52 Part II: Material: Objects and Arrangements Chapter 5: Pottery: The Visual Ecology of the Everyday 72 Chapter 6: Attraction and Enchantment: Fibulae 99 Chapter 7: Status and Violence: Swords and Scabbards 112 Chapter 8: Arranging Spaces: Objects in Graves 131 Chapter 9: Performances: Objects and Bodies in Motion 155 Chapter 10: New Media in the Late Iron Age: Coins and Writing 176 Part III: Interpreting the Patterns Chapter 11: Changing Patterns in Objects and in Perception 188 Chapter 12: Contacts, Commerce, and the Dynamics of New Visual Patterns 200 Conclusion Chapter 13: The Visuality of Objects, Past and Present 222 Bibliographic Essay 231 References Cited 249 Index 281
Responsibility: Peter S. Wells.

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Honorable Mention for the 2012 PROSE Award in Archeology & Anthropology, Association of American Publishers "[B]eautifully crisp and elegant... [Wells's] book deserves to be widely read and Read more...

 
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