Author: Clarence Bloomfield MoorePublish On: 1998-11-09
Author: Clarence Bloomfield Moore
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Clarence Bloomfield Moore (1852-1917) is chiefly remembered for the twenty-five years he spent investigating and documenting archaeological sites along every navigable waterway in the southeastern United States. This volume includes works that describe data from Moore's expeditions that were key to the early recognition and preservation of major archaeological sites —Toltec, Parkin, Mound City, and Wicklife, among them—in the Lower Mississippi Valley, all collected together in a one-volume facsimile edition.
Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times
Author: Peter S. Wells
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A revolutionary approach to how we view Europe's prehistoric culture The peoples 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 elaborate rituals and ceremonies. Yet as Peter Wells argues here, the visual world of these late prehistoric communities was profoundly different from those of ancient Rome's literate civilization and today's industrialized societies. Drawing on startling new research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Wells reconstructs how the peoples of pre-Roman Europe saw the world and their place in it. He sheds new light on how they communicated their thoughts, feelings, and visual perceptions through the everyday tools they shaped, the pottery and metal ornaments they decorated, and the arrangements of objects they made in their ritual places—and how these forms and patterns in turn shaped their experience. How Ancient Europeans Saw the World offers a completely new approach to the study of Bronze Age and Iron Age Europe, and represents a major challenge to existing views about prehistoric cultures. The book demonstrates why we cannot interpret the structures that Europe's pre-Roman inhabitants built in the landscape, the ways they arranged their settlements and burial sites, or the complex patterning of their art on the basis of what these things look like to us. Rather, we must view these objects and visual patterns as they were meant to be seen by the ancient peoples who fashioned them.
Author: Daniel Rhodes,Thomas Liden,Richard ZakinPublish On: 2010
Author: Daniel Rhodes,Thomas Liden,Richard Zakin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
A master ceramist and internationally known teacher offers practical information about pottery making as well as insights into the craft's meaning, history, and spirit. Featuring more than 170 photographs, this volume describes and depicts basic forms and their creation using the potter's wheel as well as by modeling, coiling, and slab building.
Originally published in 1931, this book contains a number of selections from the prose writings of William Morris. The extracts come from Morris' fiction publications as well as his more well-known opinions on art and design. This book will be of value for anyone interested in an overview of Morris' prose output or late nineteenth-century English writing more generally.
The Red and the Black covers the major stages in the history of Greek pottery production, both figured and plain, as they are understood today. It provides an up-to-date evaluation of ways of studying Greek pottery and encourages new approaches. There is a detailed analysis of the subject matter of figured scenes covering some of the main preoccupations of ancient Greece: myth, fantasy and everyday life. Furthermore, it sets the artefacts in the context of the societies that produced them, highlighting the social, art historical, mythological and economic information that can be revealed from their study. This volume also covers a hitherto neglected area: the history of the collecting of Greek pottery through the Renaissance and up to the present day. It shows how market values have gradually increased to the high prices of today and goes on to take a closer look at the enthusiasm of the collectors.