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    Description"Figuring It Out", new in paperback this autumn, is a compelling, richly illustrated analysis by a distinguished archaeologist of why the processes of archaeological investigation and discovery have been paralleled by the installations and art works of many artists, from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. Central to the exploration is a group of leading contemporary artists, including Richard Long, Mark Dion, Barry Flanagan, Antony Gormley, Eduardo Paolozzi and David Mach, whose works are notable for an engagement with our world.

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    Figuring it Out
    What are We? Where Do We Come From?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Renfrew
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 830 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500286456
    ISBN 10: 0500286450

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC22: 930.1
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    BIC subject category V2: HDA
    Thema V1.0: NKA
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    175 illustrations, 55 in colour
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    23 October 2006
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    Author Information
    Professor Lord Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor of Archaeology and Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. Among his previous books is Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice (with Paul Bahn), also published by Thames & Hudson, and the standard textbook on the subject.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: What are We?; 1. Encounters: Art as archaeology, archaeology as art; 2. What is Art? The Tyranny of the Renaissance; 3. Off the Plinth: Display and Process; 4. The Human Condition: Being and Remembering; 5. The (al)Lure of the Artefact; 6. Baneful Signs: The Archaeology of Now.