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Title Tracing technoscapes : the production of Bronze Age wall paintings in the Eastern Mediterranean / edited by Johannes Becker, Johannes Jungfleisch, and Constance von Rüden
Published Leiden : Sidestone Press [2018]
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Summary Colourful surface treatments form an integral element of vernacular and élite architecture of ancient societies. This is also true for the various regions of the Eastern Mediterranean in the 2nd millennium B.C.E., where elaborate wall paintings furnished temples, tombs, palatial buildings, and in general more elaborate houses. From a present-day perspective, these rich images provide invaluable insights into past realities as well as interconnections between different visual systems. However, beyond stunning images, the materiality of wall paintings implicates a whole range of specific technical choices and gestures executed during the artistic process. The bodies of knowledge immanent in the practice of plaster and pigment preparation, in the application of paint and in the conception and execution of compositions allow us to compare the wall painting corpora of the Eastern Mediterranean on a technical level and to trace differences and similarities in a cross-cultural perspective
Notes "Evolved from an interdisciplinary workshop held at the 10th ICAANE in Vienna"--Page [4] of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English; one chapter in French
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Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mediterranean Region.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Middle East.
Mural painting and decoration, Ancient -- Mediterranean Region
Mural painting and decoration, Ancient -- Middle East
ART / Techniques / General.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration, Ancient.
Mediterranean Region -- Antiquities.
Middle East -- Antiquities.
Mediterranean Region.
Middle East.
Form Electronic book
Author Becker, Johannes, editor.
Jungfleisch, Johannes, editor.
Rüden, Constance von, editor.
ISBN 9088906890