Images Of The Past

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Author by Theron Douglas Price
Genre : Antiquities, Prehistoric
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ISBN : 1259920461
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Images Of The Past

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Author by Theron Douglas Price
Genre : Agriculture, Prehistoric
Editor : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN : IND:30000061248989
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 534
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This well illustrated, full-color, site-by-site survey of prehistory captures the popular interest, excitement, and visual splendor of archaeology as it provides insight into the research, interpretations, and theoretical themes in the field. The new edition maintains the authors' innovative solutions to two central problems of the course: first, the text continues to focus on about 80 sites, giving students less encyclopedic detail but essential coverage of the discoveries that have produced the major insights into prehistory; second, it continues to be organized into essays on sites and concepts, allowing professors complete flexibility in organizing their courses..


Talking Pictures

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Author by Ransom Riggs
Genre : Art
Editor : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780062099501
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 384
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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person’s life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book’s unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph’s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.


Images Of The Recent Past

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Author by Charles E. Orser, Jr.
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Rowman Altamira
ISBN : 9780759117655
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 480
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Historical archaeology has been without a definitive, up-to-date collection that reflects the breadth of the field_until now. Orser's book brings together classic and contemporary articles that demonstrate the development of the field over the last twenty years, both in North America and throughout the world. Orser's selections represent a wide variety of locales and perspectives and include works by many of the leading figures in the field. Engaging articles make it accessible to any interested reader, and superb for historical archaeology classes.


Striking Images Iconoclasms Past And Present

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Author by Stacy Boldrick
Genre : Art
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781351547697
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 255
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All cultures make, and break, images. Striking Images, Iconoclasms Past and Present explores how and why people have made and modified images and other cultural material from pre-history into the 21st century. With its impressive chronological sweep and disciplinary breadth, this is the first book about iconoclasm (the breaking of images) and the transformation of broader sets of signs that includes contributions from archaeologists, curators, and museum conservators as well as historians of art, literature and religious studies. The chapters examine themes critical to the study of iconoclasm: violence, punishment, memory, intentionality, ruins and relics and their survival. The conclusion shows how cross-disciplinary debate amongst the contributors informed Tate Britain?s 'Art under Attack' exhibition (2013) and addresses the challenges iconoclasm presents to the modern museum. By juxtaposing objects and places usually considered in isolation, Striking Images raises provocative questions about our understandings of cross-cultural differences and the value of representational objects from the broken swords of pre-historical bog graves to the Bamiyan Buddhas and contemporary art. Are any such objects ever ?finished?, or are they simply subject to constant transformation? In dialogue with each other, the essays consider this question and expand the field of iconoclasm - and cultural - studies.


Maps And History

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Author by Jeremy Black
Genre : History
Editor : Yale University Press
ISBN : 0300086938
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 282
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Explores the role, development, and nature of the atlas and discusses its impact on the presentation of the past.


Historic Glace Bay

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Author by Carole MacDonald
Genre : History
Editor : Nimbus Pub Limited
ISBN : 1551096897
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 143
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**Updated in 2014** The history of Glace Bay is intimately linked with the development of its coal mines. In this historic series book, Carole MacDonald examines coal as the fuel used to build and maintain Glace Bay and its inhabitants. Poor working conditions, irregular employment, and companies set on increasing their profits at the expense of the miners are all documented. Historic Glace Bay also covers the lives of notable residents, housing, hospitals, churches, schools, transportation, sports, and the community's contribution to the arts.


Wembley

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Author by Nigel Blundell
Genre : History
Editor : Pen and Sword
ISBN : 9781526702098
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 136
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It was the field of dreams, the birthplace of legends, the hallowed home of our sporting gods. Historic Wembley Stadium, with its iconic Twin Towers, was truly the most revered of venues. Until the Millennium, when the world-renowned colossus was demolished to make way for its futuristic replacement, the famous old Stadium witnessed some of the most heroic events of the Twentieth Century. But its history, although always exciting, was also often uncertain– and not a little bizarre. So, despite most eyes being on future fixtures as the sporting hub heads towards it centenary, it is the ancient edifice's often forgotten past that is the subject of this book. And the uncomfortable truth is that Wembley's original debut was anything but auspicious. In fact, it was once viewed as a debt-ridden disaster. So doomed was it deemed to be that the North London complex was about to be knocked down – and was rescued only at the last moment, in the most extraordinary circumstances. Happily, it recovered to become a success story, the memories of which are recorded here, hopefully to open the floodgates of nostalgia for followers of sport. Wembley, it must be remembered, came to the rescue of the first postwar Olympics when no other nation on earth would accept the challenge. It gripped greyhound racing aficionados and it thrilled to the roar of speedway stars. The giants of American football also muscled in to display their skills there. Great Britons like Frank Bruno and Henry Cooper stepped into the ring (and Cassius Clay was felled to the canvas) before stunned boxing fans. And, of course, Wembley crowds gasped in awe at the footwork of Stanley Matthews and wept in ecstasy at the triumph of Bobby Moore. But the North London location is more than just the Holy Grail of sport. It has seen defining moments in pop music history, such as Live Aid. It has given platforms to the Pope and evangelist Billy Graham. It has staged breathtaking spectaculars no other venue could hope to accommodate, growing in stature over the course of an astonishing century. This then, for both sports buffs and social historians, is historic Wembley's story ... an unfolding saga played out beneath those symbolically soaring Twin Towers.


Images And Conversations

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Author by Patricia Preciado Martin
Genre : History
Editor : University of Arizona Press
ISBN : 0816508038
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 116
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The reminiscences of Mexican Americans of their way of life are accompanied by vivid photographs of them and their communities


History And Its Images

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Author by Francis Haskell
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ISBN : OCLC:1074079261
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 568
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