Assyrian Sculpture

Assyrian Sculpture For Almost Three Centuries, Until BC, The Small Kingdom Of Assyria Dominated The Middle East, Its Empire At One Point Extending From Iran To Egypt The Story Of Those Years The Triumphs Of The Assyrian Kings In War And Peace, Their Exploits In The Hunting Field, And The Gods Who Watched Over Them Were Recorded In Stone On The Walls Of A Succession Of Royal Palaces These Sculptures, Offering Eye Witness Views Of A Long Lost Civilization, Were Not Rediscovered Until The Nineteenth Century The Finest Collection, Transported With Great Difficulty To Europe, Is Now Preserved At The British Museum This Book Describes How The Sculptures Were Found And What They Meant To Those Who Created Them It Is Both A Richly Illustrated History Of Assyrian Sculpture In General And A Guide To The Outstanding Collections Of The British Museum

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Assyrian Sculpture
  • Julian Reade
  • English
  • 26 September 2019
  • 9780674050174

10 thoughts on “Assyrian Sculpture

  1. says:

    This took a while to read It is really dense and not necessarily all that interesting unless you re interested Know what I mean I m Assyrian, so it s super duper interesting.

  2. says:

    This is a brief guide to the Assyrians and their sculpture, focusing on the artefacts in the British Museum It clocks in at only 70 pages and well over half of that are the illustrations good quality photographs , with the text providing some narrative, description, and historical context It s a good book for a brief introduction to the topic.

  3. says:

    This is a fantastic book and I ve learned so muchnot only about the Assyrian kinds of sculpture But about the people and how their art reflected their culture What a ferocious group of people.and I can easily see how they ruled the world back in the day.The BBC Museum, the people behind the book, also give you insight about why they picked the materials they did and that helped me relate the sculpture to the kinds of geography there was at that time.You would never use this with kidstoo far above their reading level, but the info I would rewrite and share with them in story form.

  4. says:

    Accidentally bought this book twice because the wrting is not that memorable The pictures adequately show the sculptures in the British Museum as well as some comparison pieces from other museums A very cursory look at the complicated history of Assyrian sculpture, probably published for the layman who is just discovering what Assyrian art has to offer.

  5. says:

    A very good overview of Assyria and the sculpture held by the British Museum in particular.

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