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Prehistoric figurines : representation and corporeality in the Neolithic

Author: Douglass W Bailey
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Prehistoric Figurines' is a radical new approach to one of the most exciting but poorly understood artefacts from our prehistoric past.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglass W Bailey
ISBN: 041533151X 9780415331517 0415331528 9780415331524 9780203392454 0203392450
OCLC Number: 56686499
Description: xix, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Miniaturism and dimensionality --
Hamangia --
Anthropomorphism : dolls, portraits and body parts --
Cucuteni/tripolye --
Visual rhetoric, truth and the body --
Thessaly --
Subverting and manipulating reality --
Corporeal politics of being in the Neolithic.
Responsibility: Douglass W. Bailey.
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