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The main finished and best-illustrated creation to Western paintings, the 2 volumes of artwork: A historical past of portray, Sculpture, And structure. Its writer, Professor Frederick Hartt, is a very proficient instructor. He inspires where and time during which every one nice civilization flourished, and exhibits how person artworks convey it. quantity I starts with the previous Stone Age and follows mankinds inventive improvement throughout the finish of the center a long time. Its 3 significant parts—Art prior to Writing, the traditional international, and the center Ages—examine the portray, sculpture, and structure of greater than twenty civilizations. the humanities of historical Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Islamic international are studied intimately, as are these of the Early Christian and Early Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic eras.

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Scotland c. C. Salisbury Plain. England Stonehenge. as menhirs, which c. C. march across Height the I3'6". Salisbury Plain. challenged, but it is England clear that the stones were arranged to summer countryside for miles, and the dolmens or trilithons, coincide at least roughly with sunrise at the probably intended as graves to be surrounded by mounds. C. This is (figs. 22. 23), are preserved Stonehenge on the now datable about 2000 is the third and most ambitious circle built on Claims of extraordinary astronomical competence on behalf of these Stone Age builders, surpassing even that of the later Greeks, have been strongly the 36 site.

The naturalism and sense of order that appear for the first time in these reliefs are no more striking than the introduction of a set of conventions that controlled Eg>ptian representations of the figure for the next three thousand years observer Apparently complete with in order to information, provide the the eyes shoulders are shown frontally while the head, legs, hips are represented in profile. ed between both tions are same in action, as legs, only in I it. is evenly divid- with the far leg advanced Excep- when both hands are engaged in the the agricultural occupations depicted wall paintings; then the near shoulder so that 56 made The weight and and too.

Monarchies arose and extended their sway to ever wider regions by the subjugation of neighboring states. By the middle of the second millennium b c three powerful and prosperous empires had developed: in Egypt, in , Aegean Sea. The second millennium, however, was a time of Mesopotamia, and end of the 52 I in the islands of the Thi'Aniieni Worlil enormous influence of Greek culture on the future, the separate Greek political systems, weakened by Macedon. could not resist the march to power of Rome.

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