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Arrest and Movement: Space and Time in the Representational Art of the Ancient Near East H.A. Groenewegen-Frankfort

Arrest and Movement: Space and Time in the Representational Art of the Ancient Near East

H.A. Groenewegen-Frankfort

Published July 1st 1988
ISBN : 9780674046566
Paperback
254 pages
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The beauty of Egyptian, Babylonian, and Cretan art is shot through with oddity. However much we are fascinated by the ancient works, we find ourselves wondering what precisely the artists meant when they rendered objects and indicated spatialMoreThe beauty of Egyptian, Babylonian, and Cretan art is shot through with oddity. However much we are fascinated by the ancient works, we find ourselves wondering what precisely the artists meant when they rendered objects and indicated spatial relations the way they did. Arrest and Movement is the only book to analyze pre-Greek art in terms of issues such as space and narrative. It is a landmark book that will bring to students and museum-goers deeper understanding of this eloquent but seemingly eccentric art.