From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics
by Chi, Jennifer Y. and Pedro Azara
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. Softcover. As New (still in shrinkwrap). White & color illus. wraps, 240 pp., BW and color illus., maps. Issued in conjunction with a 2015 exhibition that "focuses on fifty objects from three iconic sites in the ancient Near East: Ur, Diyala, and Kish. The excavation, unique characteristics, and transformative journey of each object -- from archaeological artifact to aesthetic item -- are examined. Select contemporary artworks are also considered in the investigation of how ancient objects acquire meaning in the present day." (publisher web site) With six thematic and illustrated essays.
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