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The Art of Elam ca. 4200–525 bc

Edited by: Javier Álvarez-Mon

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  March  2020

Print ISBN: 9780415814744
eBook ISBN: 9781003018254
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The Art of Elam?ca. 4200-525 BC?offers a view of, and a critical reflection on, the art history of one of the world?s first and least-known civilizations,?illuminating a significant chapter of our human past.?

Not unlike a gallery of historical paintings, this comprehensive treatment of the rich heritage of ancient Iran?showcases a visual trail of the evolution of human society, with all its leaps and turns, from?its origins in the earliest villages of southwest Iran at around 4200 BC to the rise of the Achaemenid Persian empire in ca. 525 BC.?Richly illustrated in full colour with 1450 photographs, 190 line drawings, and digital reconstructions of?hundreds of artefacts?some of which have never before been published?The Art of Elam?goes beyond formal and thematic boundaries to?emphasize the religious, political, and social contexts in which art was created and functioned.

Such a magisterial study of Elamite art has never been written making?The Art of Elam ca. 4200-525 BC a ground-breaking publication essential to all students of ancient art and to our current understanding of the civilizations of the ancient Near East.

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