The Cultural Life of Images: Visual Representation in Archaeology (Paperback)Brian Leigh Molyneaux (editor)
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With subjects including prehistoric artworks, excavation illustrations, artists' impressions of ancient sites and peoples and contemporary landscapes, photographs and drawings, this study explores how pictures shape our perceptions and our expectations of the past.
This volume is not concerned with the accuracy of pictures from the past or directly about the past itself, but is interested instead in why certain subjects are selected, why they are depicted the way they are, and what effects such images have on our idea of the past. This collection constitutes a ground-breaking study in historiography which radically reassesses the ways that history can be written.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 16 mm