Prehistoric

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SR Set: Prehistoric Art
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Title: SR Set: Prehistoric Art
Description: From the ancient monoliths of Stonehenge on the Salisbury plain to dazzling painted bison of the Alta Mira cave in Spain, our collection offers a variety of works from prehistoric times. There are Neolithic sites from the Orkney Islands in Scotland, stone circles from England, dolmens from Ireland, and Bronze Age petroglyphs from Northern Bohuslän in Sweden. Also included are primitive stone tools, striking fertility figures and intricate fibulae that illustrate the breadth of artistic achievement at the dawn of time. Updated 6/2014
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SR Set: Ancient Spiritual and Domestic Sites
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Title: SR Set: Ancient Spiritual and Domestic Sites
Description: This set addresses European sites of special significance from neolithic times. These may be a place of worship such as the megalithic temples of Malta, or a domestic site as at Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands. More often, the sites remain generally unexplained, such as the ancient stone circles and alignments found in northern Europe, the best known of which is of course Stonehenge on the Wiltshire plain of England. All these monuments leave us an intriguing hint of the ancient societies and religions that built them. March 2012
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Highlighting Scholars Resources' Vendors: CANYONLIGHTS
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Title: Highlighting Scholars Resources' Vendors: CANYONLIGHTS
Description: Canyonlights' Dr. Susan Silberberg-Peirce has been photographing the ancient and natural worlds for thirty years. Her images, utilized in teaching and research institutions worldwide, have been published in professional books and journals. Her fine art photographs have been exhibited and are included in public and private collections worldwide. Susan attended UCLA where she studied art and art history, receiving her Ph.D. in Greek and Roman art. Throughout her years as a student and instructor, she was interested in photography and utilized her own images in the classroom and for publication. She taught art history for eighteen years at universities in Arizona and Colorado and in both places, photographed architecture, archaeological sites and the natural world. She received various grants and fellowships during her years as a professor that allowed her to travel and document historic architecture and ancient sites abroad and in the American Southwest. Canyonlights World Art Image Bank grew out of the collections of slides taken during this period. Her experience working at the Photo Archives of the Getty Center for the Arts and Humanities helped her to organize her own archive that today supplies images to scholars, libraries and universities worldwide.
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SR Set: Trabeation and Arcuation - part 1
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Title: SR Set: Trabeation and Arcuation - part 1
Description: Dolmen and henge monuments are some of the earliest uses of trabeated construction, dating back to the Neolithic period. Simultaneously, in Egypt, the step pyramid at Saqqara, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Temple of Khons at Karnak, depict the remarkable development of trabeated construction. Like the Egyptians, the Mycenaeans made major contributions in their use of trabeation and arcuation. For the Greeks, the most important architectural form was the temple. By comparing examples like the Temple of Poseidon at Paestum, the temples on the Athenian Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus Olympius, we trace the development of the Greek orders and their accompanying refinements. Later, in Imperial Roman architecture, these Greek forms were adapted for new uses. They gained greater flexibility by the use of concrete to shape arched- and vaulted structures that used forms of the Greek system of orders to express state power and majesty.
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