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Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith

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By Mary Beard | Hardback | 1 Review(s)

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Focusing on the arrival of the human figure as a subject of art, Mary Beard examines the history of beauty in civilisation.

Beginning with the Jericho painted skulls from 10,000 years ago, and the extraordinary figures of Ain Ghazal. It examines in depth the creativity that gave identity to... read more

Format
Hardback
Release Date
01 Mar 2018
Author(s)
Mary Beard
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
ISBN-13
9781781259993
Dimensions
160mm x 230mm x 25mm
Series
Civilisations
Pages
240
Format
Hardback
Release Date
01 Mar 2018
Author(s)
Mary Beard
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
ISBN-13
9781781259993
Dimensions
160mm x 230mm x 25mm
Series
Civilisations
Pages
240

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Publishers RRP $39.99

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08 Aug 2018

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Mary Beard dazzled us with her book SPQR and brings classic history alive with her highly readable text. Recently, she has been the presenter on TV of Meet The Romans, which was fascinating. This new book, along with First Contact & The Cult of Progress by David Olusoga, are episode companion books from the BBC series New Civilisations. Mary‘s book focuses on the human fi gure emerging in art and the history of beauty in civilisation. She explores the relationship between religion and art. “The idea of civilisation has always been debated and disputed...at the heart of those debates lies the bigger questions of how people have seen themselves and others – both human and divine. Part One examines the human fi gure portrayed in early art and how this ancient art infl uences our Western culture. Part Two explores the relationship between religion and art – for centuries religion has inspired art but also making the divine visible.” This is perfect for fans of SPQR or Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

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