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Title The art and architecture of Mesopotamia / Giovanni Curatola ... [and others] ; introduction by Donny George ; edited by Giovanni Curatola.

Published New York : Abbeville Press, 2007.

LocationUniM Archit High Use 
Call No.709.35 ART


Uniform title Iraq, l'arte dai sumerai ai califfi. English.
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 280 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, plans ; 34 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-277) and index.
Contents 1. Mesopotamian art, from its origins to c. 2000 BC / Jean-Daniel Forest and Nathalie Gallois -- 2. Mesopotamian art, from c. 2000 to 330 BC / Jean-Daniel Forest and Nathalie Gallois -- 3. Hellenism in Mesopotamia / Carlo Lippolis -- 4. The Parthian and Sasanian periods / Roberta Venco Ricciardi -- 5. The Islamic era / Giovanni Curatola -- Key sites of Mesopotamian art.
Summary "The artistic traditions of Mesopotamia, or ancient Iraq, are among the oldest, and the richest, in the world. In this flat, fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the ancient Sumerians created, before 3000 BC, the world's first advanced civilization, and each of the many powers that succeeded them left its own distinctive imprint on the region's culture." "The broad chronological scope of this illustrated volume - from the fourth millennium BC to the fourteenth century AD - gives us a new appreciation of both the diversity and the continuity of Mesopotamian art history. Its text, written by leading scholars of Near Eastern art and archaeology, provides an erudite yet accessible overview of each major phase in this eventful artistic saga." "The masterpieces discussed in these chapters are depicted in 217 illustrations, most of them full-color photographs, and following the main text is a visual guide to Iraq's principal archaeological sites, which provides a further 247 black-and-white photographs, maps, and plans. With its authoritative, up-to-date text and this wealth of illustrations, The Art and Architecture of Mesopotamia is an invaluable publication for anyone with an interest in humanity's cultural heritage."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Curatola, Giovanni.
Subject Art, Assyro-Babylonian.
Art, Ancient -- Iraq.
Architecture, Ancient -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Antiquities.
ISBN 9780789209214 (alk. paper)
0789209217 (alk. paper)