Envisioning the Past
Archaeology and the Image
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Envisioning the Past by Sam Smiles
Book Description"Envisioning the Past: Archaeology and the Image" is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that brings together archaeologists, art historians and anthropologists to provide new perspectives on the construction of knowledge concerning the antiquity of man. It covers a wide variety of time periods and topics, from the Renaissance and the 18th century to the engravings, photography, and virtual realities of today. It questions what we can learn from considering the use of images in the past and present that might guide our responsible use of them in the future. Available within the prestigious "New Interventions in Art History" series, published in connection with the Association of Art Historians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405111508
(229mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Sam Smiles
Sam Smiles is Professor of Art History at the University of Plymouth. He is the author of The Image of Antiquity: Ancient Britain and the Romantic Imagination (1994) and Eye Witness: Artists and Visual Documentation in Britain, 1770-1830 (2000). Stephanie Moser is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Southampton. She is the author of Ancestral Images: The Iconography of Human Origins (1998) and Exhibiting Egypt (2005).
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