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    Description"The World of Ancient Art" is an innovative exploration of the arts of antiquity, beginning with the earliest European cave paintings and continuing right up to the coming of Christianity and Buddhism in the Old World, and to the arrival of the Spaniards in the New World. Dividing the ancient world into three broad climatic categories - the northern nomadic, the temperate farmers and city-dwellers, and the tropical - Boardman focuses on common solutions that Man the artist has devised for the problems posed by his environment, a factor that also determined the nature of his society and its arts.


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    Title
    The World of Ancient Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Boardman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 195 mm
    Height: 245 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 1,680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500238271
    ISBN 10: 0500238278
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC22: 709.01
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    LC classification: N5330 .B63 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    700 illustrations, 90 in colour
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    30 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sir John Boardman was Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art at Oxford University from 1978 until his retirement in 1994. In addition to his work as an excavator and editor, he has published over thirty books on Greek art and archaeology, including many in Thames & Hudson's World of Art series.
    Table of contents
    Contents; Preface; I. Early Days and the Primitive; II. The Arts of Urban Life; III. The Northern and Nomadic, and Interfaces; IV. The Tropical Arts.