New PDF release: Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and

By Marian H. Feldman

ISBN-10: 022610561X

ISBN-13: 9780226105611

Communities of Style examines the creation and flow of transportable luxurious items during the Levant within the early Iron Age (1200–600 BCE). particularly it specializes in how societies in flux got here jointly round the fabric results of artwork and elegance, and their function in collective memory.

Marian H. Feldman brings her twin education as an paintings historian and an archaeologist to endure at the networks that have been necessary to the move and alternate of luxurious goods—particularly ivories and steel works—and how they have been additionally significant to group formation. The curiosity in, and relationships to, those artwork items, Feldman exhibits, resulted in wide-ranging interactions and differences either inside and among groups. finally, she argues, the creation and move of luxurious items within the interval calls for a rethinking of our very geo-cultural belief of the Levant, in addition to its impression past what have ordinarily been considered its borders.

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