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Object biographies: collaborative approaches to ancient mediterranean art / edited by John North Hopkins, Sarah Kielt Costello, and Paul R. Davis.

Contributor(s): Hopkins, John North [editor.] | Costello, Sarah Kielt, 1971- [editor.] | Davis, Paul R [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Houston : The Menil Collection, 2021Description: xv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780300250879.Subject(s): Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.) | Art, Ancient -- Criticism and interpretationSummary: "This innovative presentation of ancient objects in the Menil Collection offers a new model for understanding works from antiquity that lack archaeological context. Editors John North Hopkins, Sarah Kielt Costello, and Paul R. Davis with 11 additional authors employ a creative mixture of iconography, technical studies, and known provenance to gain insight into both the meaning of the objects themselves and what they can teach us more broadly about archaeology, art history, and collecting practices. As they take on complex issues of cultural heritage, legality, and taste, these essays bring to life works that are often consigned to either the imperial past or conceptual limbo and introduce a fresh framework through which to engage with the multilayered history that these objects represent"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: AD New acquisitions 2021 | AD New acquisitions. March 2021
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Printed Books Accademia di Danimarca
Biblioteca
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"This innovative presentation of ancient objects in the Menil Collection offers a new model for understanding works from antiquity that lack archaeological context. Editors John North Hopkins, Sarah Kielt Costello, and Paul R. Davis with 11 additional authors employ a creative mixture of iconography, technical studies, and known provenance to gain insight into both the meaning of the objects themselves and what they can teach us more broadly about archaeology, art history, and collecting practices. As they take on complex issues of cultural heritage, legality, and taste, these essays bring to life works that are often consigned to either the imperial past or conceptual limbo and introduce a fresh framework through which to engage with the multilayered history that these objects represent"-- Provided by publisher.

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