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Designing Identity

Author: Professor Tzvetan Todorov
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069116942X
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Ideals of character and beauty, and conceptions of self and society, were in flux during Late Antiquity, a period of extensive dramatic cultural upheaval for the Roman world, as the extraordinary growth of Christianity eclipsed paganism. Textiles from Late Antiquity document transformations of cultural traditions and societal values at the most intimate level of the individual body and the home. These textile artifacts are fragile, preserved only in arid conditions, often in fragments, and only rarely intact. The textiles selected for the exhibition Designing Identity at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World present an aesthetic of vibrant colors, fine materials, technical virtuosity of professional production, and variations on designs that display personal identity in the clothing of men, women, and children, as well as hopes for prosperity and protection in the textile furnishings of households. Prized for their artistry since the earliest discoveries beginning at the turn of the nineteenth century, such textiles were eagerly collected by designers, artists, scholars, museums, and captains of industry. This exhibition catalogue explores the parallel histories of ancient textile production and consumption, and the modern business of collecting Late Antique textiles. Contributors include Jennifer Ball, Edward Bleiberg, Kathrin Colburn, Helen Evans, Christine Kondoleon, Brandie Ratliff, Thelma Thomas, and Elizabeth Williams. Exhibition schedule: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World New York University February 25, 2016 - May 22, 2016 http://isaw.nyu.edu/exhibitions/design-identity

Fashion History

Author: Linda Welters
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474253644
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Fashion History: A Global View proposes a new perspective on fashion history. Arguing that fashion has occurred in cultures beyond the West throughout history, this groundbreaking book explores the geographic places and historical spaces that have been largely neglected by contemporary fashion studies, bringing them together for the first time. Reversing the dominant narrative that privileges Western Europe in the history of dress, Welters and Lillethun adopt a cross-cultural approach to explore a vast array of cultures around the globe. They explore key issues affecting fashion systems, ranging from innovation, production and consumption to identity formation and the effects of colonization. Case studies include the cross-cultural trade of silk textiles in Central Asia, the indigenous dress of the Americas and of Hawai'i, the cosmetics of the Tang Dynasty in China, and stylistic innovation in sub-Saharan Africa. Examining the new lessons that can be deciphered from archaeological findings and theoretical advancements, the book shows that fashion history should be understood as a global phenomenon, originating well before and beyond the fourteenth century European court, which is continually, and erroneously, cited as fashion's birthplace. Providing a fresh framework for fashion history scholarship, Fashion History: A Global View will inspire inclusive dress narratives for students and scholars of fashion, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Daily Life In Late Antiquity

Author: Kristina Sessa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521766109
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This book introduces readers to lived experience in the Late Roman Empire, from c.250-600 CE.

Perceptions Of The Body And Sacred Space In Late Antiquity And Byzantium

Author: Jelena Bogdanovic
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351359606
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Perceptions of the Body and Sacred Space in Late Antiquity and Byzantium seeks to reveal Christian understanding of the body and sacred space in the medieval Mediterranean. Case studies examine encounters with the holy through the perspective of the human body and sensory dimensions of sacred space, and discuss the dynamics of perception when experiencing what was constructed, represented, and understood as sacred. The comparative analysis investigates viewers’ recognitions of the sacred in specific locations or segments of space with an emphasis on the experiential and conceptual relationships between sacred spaces and human bodies. This volume thus reassesses the empowering aspects of space, time, and human agency in religious contexts. By focusing on investigations of human endeavors towards experiential and visual expressions that shape perceptions of holiness, this study ultimately aims to present a better understanding of the corporeality of sacred art and architecture. The research?points to how early Christians and Byzantines teleologically viewed the divine source of the sacred in terms of its ability to bring together – but never fully dissolve – the distinctions between the human and divine realms. The revealed mechanisms of iconic perception and noetic contemplation have the potential to shape knowledge of the meanings of the sacred as well as to improve our understanding of the liminality of the profane and the sacred.

Bildatlas Zur Sp Tantiken Kleidung

Author: Achim Arbeiter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783795425913
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Mit dem Bildatlas - er besteht aus einem Buch und einer CD - ist der Fachwelt wie einem grossen an der Antike interessierten Publikum ein umfassendes Lexikon zur spatantiken Kleidung an die Hand gegeben. Der Atlas bietet in zahlreichen Fotos, Zeichnungen, Zitaten aus der spatantiken Literatur und Erlauterungen grundlegende Informationen uber ca. 65 Gewander und vermittelt einen lebendiges Bild von den Situationen, in denen diese Kleidungsstucke getragen wurden.

Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Porphyrios Contra Christianos

Author: Matthias Becker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110432153
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Hundert Jahre nach Adolf von Harnacks 1916 publizierter Erstkompilation wird hiermit eine neue Sammlung und Neuanordnung der Fragmente und Testimonien der Schrift des Porphyrios Gegen die Christen vorgelegt. Erstmals werden dabei nicht sicher zuweisbare Texte (Dubia) in einer separaten Abteilung präsentiert. Es handelt sich zudem um die deutsche Erstübersetzung und Erstkommentierung von Contra Christianos.