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How do we look : the body, the divine, and the question of civilisation / Mary Beard.

Author/creator Beard, Mary, 1955- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst American edition.
Publication Info New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Uniform titleCivilisations. How do we look
Contents Introduction: A history of looking -- Part 1. The body in question. Prologue : heads and bodies -- A singing statue -- Greek bodies -- The look of loss : from Greece to Rome -- The emperor of China and the power of images -- Supersizing a pharaoh -- The Greek revolution -- The stain on the thigh -- The revolution's legacy -- The Olmec wrestler -- Part 2. The eye of faith. Prologue : sunrise at Angkor Wat -- Who's looking? : 'cave art' at Ajanta -- Who or what was Jesus? -- Questions of vanity -- A living statue? -- The artfulness of Islam -- Bible stories -- The scars of battle -- Hindu images, Islamic idioms -- Faith in civilisation -- Afterword: Looking at civilisation.
Abstract "From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. Conceived as a gorgeously illustrated accompaniment to "How Do We Look" and "The Eye of Faith," the famed Civilisations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art"-- Provided by publisher.
General note"First published in Great Britain under the title CIVILISATIONS: How Do We Look/The Eye of Faith."
General noteCompanion to the British television series Civilisations.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (page 211-226) and index.
Contains title Civilisations (Television program)
LCCN 2018027575
ISBN9781631494406 hardcover
ISBN1631494406 hardcover
Stock numberW W Norton & Co Inc, Keystone Industrial Park Attn Mike Charnogursky 800 Keystone Industrial Park, Scranton, PA, USA, 18512 SAN 202-5795

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