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Sicily - Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome (Hardcover): Claire Lyons, Michael Bennett, Clemente Marconi Sicily - Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome (Hardcover)
Claire Lyons, Michael Bennett, Clemente Marconi
R1,319 R1,218 Discovery Miles 12 180 Save R101 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a richly illustrated volume that demonstrates Sicily's essential role in the development of the ancient Mediterranean world. Ancient Sicily, a prosperous island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, occupied a pivotal place in the region. In the late 8th Century B.C., emigres from the Greek mainland founded colonies along the shores of the region now known as Sicily. Over time, the area grew wealthy from its agricultural abundance, and colonial settlements emerged as formidable metropolises. Sicily is the only English-language book that focuses on the watershed period between 480 B.C. and the Roman conquest of Syracuse in 212 B.C. - a time of great social and political ferment. Essays investigate Sicily not simply as a destination for adventurers and settlers, but as a catalyst that shaped Greek culture at its peak and transmitted Hellenism to Rome. In the opulent courts of the Sicilian city-states, artists, poets, and scientist attained levels of ingenuity rivaling those of "old Greece." Innovation in architecture, engineering, philosophy and literature flourished in mixed cultural communities.

The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire (Hardcover): John Pohl, Claire Lyons The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire (Hardcover)
John Pohl, Claire Lyons
R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When the Aztec Empire emerged to dominate central Mexico from 1460 to 1519, vast amounts of tribute wealth flowed into the capital city of Tenochtitlan, enabling artists and architects to create sophisticated works on a monumental scale. Confronting a civilization without precedent, some Spanish conquistadors and missionaries looked to the classical past for explanations and parallels were drawn between two great empires--the Aztec and the Roman.
While many studies dwell on the Aztec gods and the bloody rituals performed in their honor, this groundbreaking book examines little-known episodes in which classicism mediated a dialogue both within and between Mesoamerica and Spain. The authors engage contemporary approaches to cross-cultural analogy, shedding light on the function of monumental arts and religious spectacles and consciously classicizing traditions within empires. A foreword by Leonardo Lopez Lujan, director of the Proyecto Templo Mayor, places the comparison of Aztec and Roman empires in historical context. The publication accompanies an exhibition celebrating the bicentennial of Mexican Independence on view from March 25 to July 5, 2010, at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa.

New Commons for Europe (Paperback): Flavien Menu New Commons for Europe (Paperback)
Flavien Menu; Designed by Wayne Daly, Claire Lyon
R523 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R68 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
From Birth to Late Adulthood (Hardcover): Claire Lyons From Birth to Late Adulthood (Hardcover)
Claire Lyons
R4,910 Discovery Miles 49 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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