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On Art in the Ancient Near East Volume I

Of the First Millennium BCE

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Irene Winter

This volume of collected essays brings together for the first time the range of Winter’s pioneering studies related to Neo-Assyrian relief sculpture and seals, Phoenician and Syrian ivory and bronze production, and inter-polity connections across the various cultures of first millennium B.C.E. from the Aegean to Iran. Consistent threads are an emphasis on the potential for art historical analysis to yield ‘history’ in the broadest sense; the importance of making the theoretical frame of interpretation explicit; and the necessity of textual evidence being brought to bear upon elements of formal analysis and archaeological context.

"These beautifully produced volumes bring together essays written over a 35-year period, creating a whole that is much more than the sum of its parts...No library should be without this impressive collection."
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On Art in the Ancient Near East Volume II

From the Third Millennium BCE

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Irene Winter

This second volume of collected essays, complement to volume one, focuses upon the art and culture of the third millennium B.C.E. in ancient Mesopotamia. Stress is upon the ability of free-standing sculpture and public monuments not only to reflect cultural attitudes, but to affect a viewing audience. Using Sumerian and Akkadian texts as well as works, the power of visual experience is pursued toward an understanding not only of the monuments but of their times and our own.

"These beautifully produced volumes bring together essays written over a 35-year period, creating a whole that is much more than the sum of its parts...No library should be without this impressive collection."
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Irene J. Winter

This two volume work is a collection of articles spanning the distinguished career of Irene J. Winter. The articles represent a cross-section of Winter's study of visual culture in the ancient Near East and cover the time period from the third to the first millennium BCE, with excursions into the contemporary. These two works will be useful to scholars and students interested in art history, cultural studies, architecture, archaeology, language, and ethnography of ancient Mesopotamia and its surrounding areas. Each volume may be purchased separately or as a set.

"These beautifully produced volumes bring together essays written over a 35-year period, creating a whole that is much more than the sum of its parts...No library should be without this impressive collection."
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Edited by Eckart Frahm, W. Randall Garr, B. Halpern, T.P.J. van den Hout, Leslie Anne Warden and Irene Winter

Since 1982, the Culture and History of the Ancient Near East series has become a primary forum for studying all aspects of ancient Near Eastern civilizations. Across a chronological and geographical swath, it covers religion, history, language, literature, thought, science, art and visual culture, and architecture. The series demands high scholarly standards and innovative approaches. It publishes monographs and collected volumes in English, French, and German.

The series published an average of six volumes per year over the last 5 years.